Office of Legal Affairs

News & Updates


Are you feeling the Varsity Blues?  We can help!

We invite you to join a discussion of the practical realities of seeking access to higher education, as well as legal and programmatic considerations for undergraduate admission decision-makers.  Topics will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

  • UNC System and Charlotte admissions standards and decision-making practices
  • Preferential treatment – extraordinary skills, legacies, large donors, etc.
  • Other legal standards for higher education admission
  • Lessons from recent high-stakes admissions stories
Presenters: Claire Kirby, Director of Undergraduate Admissions; Jeff Jensen, Senior Associate General Counsel; and a mystery guest speaker.
When:  Tuesday, April 23rd from 9 to 10:15 am
Where:  Student Union Movie Theatre
We are asking that individuals RSVP with Amanda Simpson if they plan to attend (an RSVP is helpful for planning but not required). 

​For more information about past training sessions and to learn about upcoming training sessions, see the Legal Affairs Training Sessions page.​

OLa attorneys co-author paper on emotional support animals

Associate Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel Sam Sears and Legal Fellow Kris Caudle have have co-authored a nationally-distributed article entitled "Emotional Support Animals in Higher Education: Challenging Scenarios and Proposed Solutions." (Copyright 2019 by Jeffrey J. Nolan, J.D., Samantha Sears, J.D., Kristopher Caudle, J.D.) The NACUANOTE article is a publication of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). A copy of the article is available to University employees upon request

Who We Are

Meet our Attorneys

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Meet our Staff

  • Tina Dadio, University Public Records Officer and Legal Specialist

  • Amanda Simpson, Paralegal

  • Melanie White, Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for the Division of Institutional Integrity and General Counsel

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Office of Legal Affairs

Mailing Address:

UNC Charlotte
Cato Third Floor
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
   704‑687‑5732;  FAX: 704‑687‑0454

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