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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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After Campus Protests against a Local Bakery, Here's Why a Jury Said Oberlin Must Pay $44 Million

Oberlin College wanted to support a black student who said he had been racially profiled by a local bakery. But the college's handling of the aftermath of the incident led a jury this month to slap it with a $44-million defamation judgment. While some experts have raised concerns that the verdict ... Read More

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Data Breach Exposes up to 1.3M Georgia Tech Faculty, Students

It sounds a bit ironic: a data breach potentially affecting 1.3 million current and former students, faculty and staff members at Georgia Tech, the world renowned university with lauded computer science programs. But it happened. The school disclosed the breach, its second in less than a year, on Tuesday, saying it feared ... Read More

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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