To preserve by rule of law the mission of BYU.

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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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What We Know about the Sexual-Abuse Investigation of a Former Ohio State Doctor

An NBC News investigation, published on Tuesday, provides more details about sexual-abuse allegations against Richard Strauss, a now-deceased team physician who worked for Ohio State University from the 1970s to the 1990s. The NBC report, which focuses mainly on allegations that Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, knew of the abuse ... Read More

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Temple U. Says Several Programs Submitted False Data to 'U.S. News'

Temple University announced on Wednesday that multiple programs in its business school had misreported data to the national rankings powerhouse U.S. News & World Report, widening the falsification charges beyond its online M.B.A. program.The university was already under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education and the Pennsylvania attorney general ... Read More

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Georgia Tech's Finance Chief Is out after Campus Gave 'Boat Load of Money' to Company That Paid Him

The message came in on a University System of Georgia ethics hotline in late May:" Georgia Tech has spent a boat load of money with this company and hasn't see [sic] any benefit so far," the tipster said. "The company uses the Georgia Tech name on their website and especially their ... Read More