The Office of the Vice President and University Counsel provides legal advice to the Board of Regents, the CU president, system administration, and all four CU campuses. The office is designated by the Colorado attorney general’s office to represent the university in all lawsuits.The Office of the University Counsel provides comprehensive legal services to support the University of Colorado, one of the country’s premier public research institutions. The counsel protects and defends the university’s legal interests in accordance with the laws of the United States and the state of Colorado, and guides the principles of integrity, knowledge, and humanity. University Counsel provides legal advice to the four campuses of the University of Colorado, the Board of Regents and system administration. Additionally, the Litigation Unit provides comprehensive legal defense to the university.