The University of Illinois Office of University Counsel

University of Illinois System

Scott E. Rice

Campus Legal Counsel

Campus Assistant:
Mary White
258 Henry Administration Building
506 S. Wright St.
Urbana IL 61801

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Scott is the Campus Legal Counsel for the Urbana-Champaign campus and serves on the Chancellor’s cabinet.  His responsibilities include management of in-house attorneys and professional staff at the Urbana office and supporting oversight of outside counsel retained for all legal matters arising at the Urbana-Champaign campus.  Scott also provides direct advice and counsel to the University on all campuses and in University Administration in a number of specific practice areas, including, but not limited to, claims and disputes, governance, contracting, capital and infrastructure, business and finance, and investigative matters.  Scott joined Office of University Counsel in 2005 and was named Campus Legal Counsel in 2011.  Prior to joining the University, Scott had significant experience at a national architecture and engineering corporation and in all three branches of Illinois State government.  Scott is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and earned his law degree at Southern Illinois University.