Legal Services

The Office of Legal Services provides legal advice to the Board of Trustees, the university president and administration, and various campus constituents. Additionally, the Office works closely with the State of Colorado Attorney General’s Office in its official representation of Mines in litigation and administrative matters and coordinates the engagement of external legal counsel.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Legal Services is to provide comprehensive legal services to advance the educational mission of the Colorado School of Mines. It is the goal of this Office to proactively minimize the university’s legal risk and costs, reduce litigation exposure, and ensure legal compliance. At all times, university counsel will seek to protect and defend Mines’ legal interests in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Colorado, and be guided by the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity.

The attorneys in this Office practice higher education law and advise campus constituents on all relevant law and policy that impacts a major research university. Counsel provide support in a wide variety of substantive areas, including state and federal regulation; compliance; governance; employment issues; immigration law; intellectual property; contracts and business transactions; real property; student affairs; and athletics.

Contact Information

Legal Services
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401-1887

Anne Stark Walker
Vice President and General Counsel
303-384-2321

Michelle Merz-Hutchinson
Deputy General Counsel
303-273-3423

Molly E. Markley
Assistant General Counsel
303-273-3466

Susie Potter
Executive Assistant
303-273-3325