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Office of Legal Affairs

The Office of Legal Affairs provides comprehensive legal advice and assistance to the WSSU community. Legal Affairs delivers timely, accurate and thorough legal analysis and counsel to the Chancellor, Board of Trustees, administrators, faculty, staff and students of WSSU concerning University legal matters.

This office also advises the University concerning the legal implications of proposed and established policies and procedures; advises the University to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and administrative regulations; drafts, reviews and negotiates University contracts and provides legal counsel and assistance to the on-campus community on a wide variety of legal issues involving or affecting WSSU.

Administrative Structure

  • Chief Legal Counsel

Oversees the Office of Legal Affairs; provides comprehensive legal advice and services to the WSSU community

  • Deputy Legal Counsel

Provides comprehensive legal advice and services to the WSSU community

  • University Program Specialist/Business Manager

Provides administrative support to the Office of Legal Affairs, manages public records, oversees the WSSU Legal Affairs policy and procedures repository, and is the first point of contact for the division.

Important Policies

  • General Guidelines for Contracts

This page provides information about the current guidelines for the execution of university contracts. The routing pages, contract templates, and other miscellaneous information are included on this site. 

The Office of Legal Affairs maintains Winston-Salem State University Policies, a series of policies of general applicability to members of the university community. All university policies must be developed, reviewed, revised, approved, and published in accordance with the standards and procedures specified in this policy. 

Important Links

  • Ram Rights

Ram Rights is a newsletter that informs the campus community regarding interesting or relevant issues based on patterns and trends. 

  • Guide to Legal Documents

This resource provides information about the types of legal documents and how individuals should respond.