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Office of Legal Affairs

Janelle Ramsel, J.D., Ph.D.
Chief Legal Officer
Main Hall 131
Mail Code: A-20

Frequently Asked Questions

Legal Affairs is located in Main Hall, First Floor, room 131. We can be reached by phone at 303.964.5387 or email at jramsel@regis.edu or ltrujillo004@regis.edu.

Legal Affairs, 3333 Regis Blvd., A-20, Denver, CO 80221

Only Legal Affairs can retain outside counsel on behalf of the University. Legal Affairs has a small group of outside counsel who have the relevant expertise in the legal problems we usually face. If you believe outside counsel is needed for a University matter, you should contact our office and we will assist you in determining whether outside counsel is necessary and appropriate; if so, we will assist you as appropriate in retaining an outside attorney.

No. Legal Affairs represents the University, and Legal Affairs works only on University-related matters.

The attorney-client privilege protects the confidentiality of communications between attorneys and their clients. With certain limited exceptions, the courts cannot require a party to disclose communications that are protected by the attorney-client privilege. The purpose of the privilege is to encourage individuals and organizations to seek legal advice and to ensure that they communicate forthrightly with their attorneys. The attorney-client privilege applies to any communication that is:

  • between an attorney and client;
  • for the purpose of soliciting or receiving legal advice; and
  • made in confidence and kept confidential.

Generally, yes, as long as you are acting in good faith, in the best interest of the University, and acting within the scope of your job while performing the duties.

Normally, no. While a school official, including a member of the faculty, may have access to and obtain a copy of a student’s education record for a legitimate educational interest, ordinarily the student’s education record is confidential and cannot be viewed, accessed, or released without the student’s explicit permission. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law that limits the disclosure of a student’s education record in order to safeguard the privacy of such information. Please contact Enrollment Services-Registrar for assistance on responding to FERPA requests at studentservices@regis.edu or 458.4126 or toll-free at 800.568.8932

In certain cases, mediation or arbitration may be appropriate. But, unless the contract stipulates that disputes will be resolved by mediation or arbitration, we would not be able to go to arbitration or mediation unless both sides agree. Arbitration or mediation may be considered in matters involving one or more of the following criteria: the need for a relatively speedy and binding decision, where confidentiality is important, commercially-related disputes, and where the dispute could best be resolved by an expert.

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