Practice Areas


Common practice areas handled by the Legal, Compliance and Risk Management Office include but not limited to:

  • Academic Grievances
  • Administrative Manual (Board of Trustees)
  • Affiliation Agreements
  • Athletics
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Rights Matters
  • Claims and Risk Management
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Contract Review and Development
  • Litigation
  • Legal Ethics
  • Faculty Matters (Personnel Policy)
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Free Speech/Religion
  • Grand Valley Manual
  • Grievance Proceedings (involving students, staff and faculty)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Higher Education Law
  • Human Subjects Research
  • Intellectual Property (Copyright, Logos, Patents and Trademarks)
  • Liquor Licenses
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate (Acquisition, Disposition, Easements, Leases and Use)
  • Research and Clinical Matters
  • Student Discipline
  • Student and Faculty Issues
  • Subpoenas for Appearance and/or for Records
  • Tort Liability and Insurance

Page last modified December 4, 2014