Legal Topics

ADA, FMLA & Rehab Act

Legal Affairs - ADA, FMLA and Rehab Act

Learn about the disability laws applicable to Georgia Tech faculty, staff and students.

Conflicts of Interest

Legal Affairs - Conflicts of Interest & Ethics

Georgia Tech faculty, staff and student employees must adhere to conflict of interest provisions as set forth in Georgia state law and Georgia Tech policy.


Legal Affairs - Consulting

General information about Georgia state law and BOR/Georgia Tech policy with regard to personal agreements between Georgia Tech faculty, staff and student employees and private entities.


Legal Affairs - Contracts

Information concerning specific types of contracts including, consulting agreements, performance/event contracts and software licenses, as well as common issues.


Legal Affairs - Copyright

Basic information on copyrights, including useful links and resources.

Employment Issues

Legal Affairs - Employment Issues

The Office of Legal Affairs advises the Georgia Tech administration and management on specific employment issues


Ethics and Compliance Reporting

Georgia Tech is entrusted by students, parents, taxpayers, sponsors, alumni, donors, and friends with resources and with the responsibility to fulfill our mission of education, research, public service, and economic development.



Information concerning Georgia Tech’s compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulations.

Export and International Travel

Legal Affairs - International Travel

Summary of export compliance procedures and applicable regulations.



The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act gives students certain rights with regard to their education records.

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse

Legal Affairs - Minors on Campus

Important information on Georgia’s Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse.

Non-Disclosure Agreements

Non-Disclosure Agreements

An agreement used to protect and govern the exchange of confidential information. We use the term "NDA" to include NDAs, PIAs, or CAs.

Open Records Act

Legal Affairs - Open Records Act

Georgia Tech, and its faculty, staff and student employees, are subject to the provisions of the Georgia Open Records Act and associated penalties.

Records Retention

Records Retention

USG Records Retention Schedules


Legal Affairs - Research

General information and links to Georgia Tech research units.

Signature Authority

Legal Affairs - Signature Authority

Information concerning the required written authority from the President to bind Georgia Tech to specific contracts.

Student Issues

Student Issues

Information and resources concerning students and student organizations.



Subpoenas may be for court appearances and/or document production. Learn more about subpoenas.