Office of Legal Affairs
The Office of Legal Affairs 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 affecting institutions of higher education. We strive to increase awareness of legal issues on campus and help clients sharpen their own objectives and strategies. We look forward to working with you through policy, contract review, and records information management, and more.
The overall mission of the Office of Legal Affairs is to provide high quality legal advice, guidance, and representation to advance and protect the University’s mission and vision.
This office reports directly to the President, but provides general legal assistance to the University community. Such assistance may include advice related to contracts, policy, financial transactions, grievances, copyright, and general issues related to safety and privacy.
The Policy at UWG website serves as the single source for the University and its constituencies to access governing policy, obtain guidance on drafting and coordinating policy, and to communicate with those who maintain policy.
Records Information Management Services manages and oversees University compliance with state and federal laws and regulations relating to the preservation and destruction of electronic and paper information.
The University of West Georgia has designated an Open Records Officer for the University, to whom all Open Records Act requests should be made. The Open Records Officer is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Georgia Open Records Act and coordinating the University’s search, retrieval, and disclosure of records pursuant to open records requests, subpoenas, and requests for production of documents for non-party.