University Counsel

The University Counsel assists in the development of legal positions for the University and represents University positions to Federal, State, and other governmental entities. The University Counsel is responsible for advising the President and the Board of Trustees on all legal issues relating to the statutory and regulatory environment of higher education in New Jersey; reviewing all contracts involving the University; and reviewing the legal aspects of internal University policies and procedures.

The University Counsel processes appeals to the University Board of Trustees. An individual aggrieved by the determination of a final University authority may petition the Board for review of the decision. The guidelines for appeals to the Board are available in the office of the University Counsel and Sprague Library.

228 College Hall
(973) 655-5225

Important Links

All University employees who do not initiate a contract to purchase goods and services through Procurement Services are required to complete the attached form before submitting any contract to the Office of University Counsel for review.

University Counsel Office Staff

Valerie Van Baaren, University Counsel

Maria Anderson, Assistant University Counsel

Elaine Balestro, Legal Secretary