About The Office of Legal Counsel

The College's Legal Officer oversees all of the legal affairs of the College, including:

  • Providing and securing general legal advice to the President and other Senior Officers on various issues affecting the College;
  • Advising about the legal implications of College policies/procedures and decision-making;
  • Reviewing relevant federal and local legislation and regulations to assist the College with meeting its legal obligations;
  • Overseeing litigation involving the College and managing outside counsel; and
  • Supporting the response to subpoenas and other requests for information.


The information and materials on this website are offered for informational purposes and are not legal advice. The office is available to assist the Bowdoin College community with college-related legal issues. The Office of Legal Counsel represents Bowdoin College only and cannot provide legal advice to students or employees of the College on individual and personal matters.