Vice Chancellor

Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs

Nancy Lynch, Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pictured on May 20, 2021.

Welcome to the Office of Legal Affairs. OLA supports the University’s mission by providing professional, timely and knowledgeable legal advice and representation on the wide range of complex and highly-specialized legal issues that affect institutions of higher education. Through outreach and training activities and regular interaction with University administrators, faculty and staff, OLA strives to increase awareness of legal issues on campus in an effort to prevent problems and help clients sharpen their own objectives and strategies.

Our website provides more information about the services we offer together with initial resources on legal matters related to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  We will continue to add frequently asked questions, information about recent legal developments of particular importance to the University community, sample documents, and other helpful resources.

We look forward to working with you.

Nancy K. Lynch