Catherine Mitchell joined the Office of Legal Affairs as Assistant General Counsel in August 2016 after serving for two years as its Higher Education Legal Fellow. She received her BA in Political Science with a Second Major in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following her undergraduate career, she attended the UNC School of Law where she pursued a dual degree, earning a JD as well as an MA in Sport Administration. During that time, she also served as the Director of Operations for the UNC softball team. Mitchell's primary practice areas include athletics, student affairs, risk management, First Amendment issues, and political activities on campus.