Karin W. Rilley provides legal counsel for the University of Dallas. Previously, she was associate general counsel for the University of North Texas System Office of General Counsel. Prior to joining the staff at the University of North Texas System, Rilley was Executive Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer for the largest public school district in Ohio, the Columbus City School District.
Rilley also served the State of Ohio as General Counsel for the Ohio Department and State Board of Education and as an Assistant Attorney General providing advice and litigation services for various state education clients. Rilley was a partner in the Cleveland law firm of Britton, Smith, Peters and Kalail and an associate with Scariano, Ellch, Himes, Straga and Petrarca in Chicago, Illinois with a focus on issues in primary and secondary education. Rilley graduated with honors from both Rutgers University and the University of Akron School of Law.