Legal Services

The Office of Legal Affairs provides legal counsel to Georgia State University (including all of its Units and Departments) and its cooperative organizations (i.e., Research Foundation, Foundation, Athletic Association, and Alumni Association). The OLA advises these entities’ administrators, faculty, and staff, in their official capacities, on various issues impacting the University.

The Office of Legal Affairs provides a full range of legal services to the University community. OLA attorneys provide counsel on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, labor and employment, intellectual property, corporate law, research, compliance, litigation, governance and ethics, real estate, athletics, and student and faculty issues.

The OLA does not provide legal advice or representation to individual University employees on their personal matters or with matters that may conflict against the University’s interest.  If you are interested in finding an attorney to represent you in a personal matter, the following resources may be helpful.


Subpoenas and Records Requests

The Office of Legal Affairs is responsible for coordinating the University’s search, retrieval and disclosure of records pursuant to open records requests, subpoenas, and requests for production of documents.


Each year, the Office of Legal Affairs drafts, negotiates, or approves over 1,200 contracts on behalf of Georgia State University. The links below are intended to provide general information on contracting and an outline of contract procedures at the University.