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General Counsel’s Welcome

The Office of the General Counsel is the legal office of the University of Central Florida and is responsible for the coordination and management of all legal issues and matters affecting the University. We provide legal services to UCF across a range of issues, manage UCF’s legal affairs, and are responsible for protecting UCF’s legal interests. Our mission is to support the University as a public research institution and provide practical, timely, and strategic advice and legal services to unleash the potential within every individual.

The Office’s services cover a wide range of issues, including governance, corporate matters, regulatory compliance, employment law, intellectual property, foreign influence, student conduct, academic affairs, litigation, data privacy, real estate, construction, and much more.

We invite you to explore our website that will familiarize you of the relationship between the University, our office, services, and mission. There are answers to frequently asked questions; guidance to help departments manage contracts, public records, subpoenas, and signature authority; as well as information on copyright and fair use, FERPA, sunshine law, and email retention.

If you have a specific legal question, please contact us or search by our Areas of Responsibility or our Attorney Areas of Specialty where we list the appropriate contacts for each topic.

Thank you for visiting our site and Charge On!

Youndy Cook, Vice President and General Counsel.

Youndy Cook
Vice President and General Counsel

General Counsel’s Divisions and Offices

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College of Medicine

Health Affairs Legal Team

6850 Lake Nona Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827


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Advancement & Partnerships

Advancement & Partnerships Legal Team

12424 Research Parkway, Suite 250
Orlando, FL 32826


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Office of Research

UCF’s Office of Research Legal Team

12201 Research Pkwy, Ste 501
Orlando, FL 32826