Office of the General Counsel

Office of the General Counsel

The OGC is responsible for all the legal work arising from the activities of Harvard’s Faculties and departments. Our mission is to render timely and thoughtful advice on the broad range of legal issues that the University, its faculty, and administrators confront on behalf of the University.

Legal Services

Legal Services

Requests for legal assistance should be directed to Ranna Farzan, to the Deputy General Counsel, or to the Vice President and General Counsel. In the event that these people are unavailable and the matter requires immediate attention, please contact any of the other legal professionals in the Office of the General Counsel. 

Recent Developments

Policy for the Safety and Protection of Minors

May 18, 2015

In April 2015, Harvard adopted a new Policy for the Safety and Protection of Minors to ensure the safety of minors who are on campus, or who interact with Harvard-run programs.  The policy establishes: guidelines for interactions with minors; a requirement to report to HUPD any instance of suspected abuse or neglect of a minor; education for those who interact with minors and those who oversee programs for minors; and background screening for those in certain positions of responsibility for minors in University programs.  For more …

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