Legal Affairs

Welcome to the homepage of CUNY's Office of General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs. We hope this website will be helpful in providing you with a great understanding of the role of Legal Affairs at CUNY.

The University’s Office of the General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs (OGC) is counsel to the Board of Trustees as well as to the University, providing timely and thoughtful legal assistance and advice to the Board of Trustees, the University’s central administration and its constituent colleges.

Frederick P. Schaffer
General Counsel and
Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs

Jane Sovern is Deputy General Counsel


Contact

Office of General Counsel and
Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs
The City University of New York
205 East 42 St
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 646-664-9200
Fax: 646-664-2964
ogc@cuny.edu

The Office of General Counsel does not provide personal legal advice or representation to CUNY faculty members, staff or students.

If you need an attorney for personal matters please see the following link to the 'Legal Assistance Resource Information' - which is a list of free or reduced cost legal services in non-criminal legal matters in the New York City Metropolitan area.