To preserve by rule of law the mission of BYU.



Led by General Counsel Michael Orme, 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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Trump Administration Plans to Minimize Civil Rights Efforts in Agencies

The Trump administration is planning to disband the Labor Department division that has policed discrimination among federal contractors for four decades, according to the White House's newly proposed budget, part of wider efforts to rein in government programs that promote civil rights. As outlined in Labor's fiscal 2018 plan, the move ... Read More

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Wichita State to Pay Nearly $100K Fine in 2014 Hazardous Waste Case

Wichita State University has agreed to pay a $98,578 fine for mishandling hazardous wastes. The university said Friday in a news release that its agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stems from violations found during an inspection in 2014. The problems were corrected that same year. Those violations included ... Read More

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Supreme Court Remands Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., Will Not Hear Transgender Student's Case

The Supreme Court will not review the Fourth Circuit's decision in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. despite agreeing in October 2016 to do so. The Fourth Circuit's decision in favor of G.G., a transgender Virginia high school student, had been stayed by the Supreme Court while it considered whether ... Read More