LEGAL AFFAIRS

The Division of Legal Affairs collaborates with university leadership to develop legal strategies that support the UNC System’s mission. The professionals within the Division ensure that the University and its institutions operate within the requirements of the law and conform to high expectations of ethics and integrity.

Legal department

Our Role

The Division of Legal Affairs provides reliable advice to the President, the Board of Governors, and the 17 constituent institutions on complex legal matters. Additionally, the Division of Legal Affairs establishes and approves legal services from outside counsel while overseeing the relationship between the UNC System and the Attorney General’s Office.

Additional Resources

If you are an attorney within the UNC System, we invite you to access our additional resources on the intranet page.

Attorney Practice Areas

We host a team with diverse practice areas to best meet the needs of the UNC System. View practice areas.

Meet the LEGAL AFFAIRS Team

Andrew Tripp

Andrew Tripp

Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs & General Counsel 
919-962-4588

Ruth Brill

Executive Assistant
919-962-4588


Carolyn Pratt

Carolyn Pratt

Deputy General Counsel
919-962-3406

Michael Delafield

Michael Delafield

Senior Associate General Counsel
919-962-6162

Bridget Bishop

Bridget Bishop

Associate General Counsel
919-962-0444

Brad Trahan

Associate General Counsel
919-445-0473

Anne Philips

Anne Phillips

Assistant General Counsel
919-962-0533

Mary Griffin Inscoe

Assistant General Counsel
919-962-2579

Laura Dean

Laura Dean

In-Court Litigation Counsel
919-962-4551

Paulette Stroman

Paulette Stroman

Paralegal
919-843-6997