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About the Office of General Counsel

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One Office, Three Locations  

Each of our fourteen attorneys and administrative staff serve the System and each of its component institutions. Our three locations provide convenient access for System stakeholders, but our attorneys in each location contribute their experience and expertise to serve the entire System. Our three locations include:

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System Administration Building
1508 Knoxville Avenue, Suite 301 
Lubbock, TX 79409

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street, Suite 2B137
Lubbock, TX 79409

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
4801 Alberta Avenue, Suite B09
El Paso, TX 79905

Click here for more information about our attorneys and staff at each location.

Who We Represent 

The Office of General Counsel represents the System, its component universities, and personnel acting in their official capacities. We do not represent individuals or students in personal legal matters. Our office may engage outside counsel to work on particular matters when certain considerations—such as specialized subject matter—make it appropriate to do so. System personnel should not contact outside counsel concerning System or institutional business without prior consultation with our office, in accordance with System Regulation 07.02.

What We Do 

Our team provides a wide range of legal services, including risk and liability evaluation and prevention, advice on legal implications of proposed actions and policies, counsel on compliance with state and federal laws and administrative regulations, review of contracts and transactions, litigation management, and various legal trainings. More information on the services we provide is available on the OGC Services page of this website.

Clerkship Opportunities 

Law students are welcome to apply for semester and summer clerkships, including for-credit externships, in our office locations in Lubbock, Texas. Clerks can expect to gain experience in legal research, drafting, and analysis, and to work on a wide range of higher education legal issues, such as employment, healthcare, litigation management, contracting and transactions, free speech, civil rights, and legislative and regulatory interpretation. Interested students may submit inquiries, including their resume, cover letter, and transcript, to eric.bentley@ttu.edu. Any student wishing to receive course credit for work in our office is solely responsible for satisfying all requirements of their law school.

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