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EIU Office of General Counsel

General Counsel

The General Counsel serves as the legal advisor to the University and represents the University in all legal matters.

Welcome

The Office of General Counsel provides legal support to the University community. If you have questions about campus legal issues, please call or send an email, and I will be glad to speak with you. Students with specific legal questions can also contact Student Legal Services for assistance.

Purpose

The General Counsel serves as the legal advisor to the University and represents the University in all legal matters. The General Counsel also:

  • Provides advice concerning compliance with federal and state laws and regulations affecting institutions of higher education;
  • Serves as the University's Freedom of Information Act Officer;
  • Develops, revises, and interprets internal University policies;
  • Represents the University in all administrative hearings and arbitrations; and
  • Brings legal issues and concerns to the attention of University officials and helps them respond appropriately.

Laura McLaughlin, General Counsel

 

Frequently Used Forms: 

FOIA request

Liability waiver

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Contact Information

General Counsel/FOIA Officer
Laura L. McLaughlin

Eastern Illinois University
Blair Hall - Room 2102
600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-7264


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