Legal Affairs

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The Office of Legal Affairs supports UT Southwestern Medical Center to achieve its goals in a manner consistent with the law and University policy.

Services furnished by UT Southwestern’s Office of Legal Affairs include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing legal advice, counsel, and training to faculty and staff
  • Assisting in the development of UT Southwestern policy and procedures
  • Reviewing contracts and other legal documents
  • Providing legal advice regarding patient care, compliance, and medical staff matters
  • Providing advice on proposed collaborations with external entities
  • Helping to resolve disputes, claims, and litigation
  • Securing and coordinating the services of outside legal counsel when necessary

Communications between the Office of Legal Affairs and its clients are generally subject to the attorney-client privilege of confidentiality. Office personnel cannot provide legal advice to employees, faculty, or students on personal legal matters.