Process of Service

All legal documents to be served on the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System should be delivered in person to:

  • 1220 Linden Drive
    Madison, WI 53706

Please email or call 608-262-2995 to schedule a time for a member of our staff to meet you.

For federal lawsuits served by mail; please include a waiver of personal service form pursuant to FRCP 4.

  • Mailing Address
    1852 Van Hise Hall
    1220 Linden Drive
    Madison, WI 53706

If you have questions, please email or call 608-262-2995. 

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) provides legal advice and representation to the Board of Regents of the UW System, UW System Administration, 11 UW System institutions, and UW System administrators and staff, and serves as liaison to state government offices and agencies, including the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

The UW System attorneys have expertise and practice in a number of general legal subject areas, such as discrimination law and employment law. Because higher education law is complex, Office of General Counsel attorneys also specialize in certain areas.

For information about a particular legal topic, please visit our “Legal Topics” page.  If you have specific questions, please see the “Attorney Areas of Expertise” page for the appropriate attorney to contact.

UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee have their own legal offices.  Links to their websites can be found below.

UW-Milwaukee Legal Office

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UW-Madison Legal Office

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Accessing Legal Services

The Office of General Counsel does not represent or provide legal advice to students, employees, or the general public on personal matters, including challenges to institutional decisions. If you are seeking advice for a personal matter, you may contact the State Bar of Wisconsin at (800) 362-9082 for a lawyer referral.

Our attorneys represent the Board of Regents of the UW System, UW System Administration, and 11 UW System institutions. 

UW System provides an avenue for reporting activities that may involve waste, fraud, or abuse.  You may file such a report at The Network or by dialing (855) 827-4950.


The information presented on this website is for informational purposes only and nothing on this website should be construed or relied upon as legal advice. The OGC or UW-Madison or UW-Milwaukee legal offices should be consulted regarding the specific facts and circumstances associated with any legal matter.