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Led by General Counsel Steve Sandberg, the Office of the General Counsel is a team of attorneys that represents the legal interests of Brigham Young University and the other higher education institutions affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Legal Updates

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Utah Moves to Decertify Brigham Young University's Police Department; School Plans to Appeal

Police officers at Brigham Young University would lose their authority to make arrests and investigate crimes on Sept. 1 under sanctions announced Tuesday by Utah's commissioner of public safety. It's the first time in Utah history the state has moved to decertify an entire police department, said Marissa Cote, a spokeswoman ... Read More

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Former UVU Dean and Financial Manager Charged with Financial Misconduct

A former associate dean and a financial manager of Utah Valley University have been charged with financial misconduct, the university announced Thursday. Phil Clegg has been charged in the 4th District Court with four counts of the second-degree felony of communications fraud and one second-degree felony of a pattern of unlawful ... Read More

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Phishing Scheme Targets Professors' Desire to Please Their Deans -- All for $500 in Gift Cards

Rachel E. Brenner was in her apartment one Thursday morning when she got the urgent email. Jason E. Lane, her interim dean, needed help on "something very important right away." Brenner, an assistant professor of counseling psychology at the University at Albany's School of Education, hurried out the door and drove ... Read More