General Counsel Contract Guidance

General Counsel Contract Guidance

General Contract Information

The University ’s Board of Trustees has determined that all contracts, deeds and other legal instruments made in the ordinary course of the business of the University be executed by the President of the University or one of his designees as determined by the Delegation of Authority to the President. The President has designated University officials as contracting authorities, and identified the restrictions on their exercise of authority within the Designation of Contracting Authorities Policy. No college, school, department, center, institute, University recognized student organization, or other internal entity has authority to contract on the University’s behalf in its own name. Only those specifically identified in the Designation of Contracting Authorities, or in a current sub‐delegation form, may sign contracts on behalf of the University or any of its colleges or departments, and then only if the contract has been reviewed and approved by the Office of General Counsel (unless using a University contract template).

When entering into contractual relationships, or creating changes to current contracts, University departments must:

  1. Submit all the information requested in the Contracts Review Request form available here.
  2. Email any questions and correspondence regarding contracts to
  3.  Keep the Office of General Counsel informed during negotiations and submit the final contract terms you would prefer to include to OGC for final review and approval prior to contract execution.
  4. Send an executed copy of the contract to

Please allow at least two weeks for OGC review and feedback.

Questions? If you have questions regarding this procedure please contact Heather Lachenauer at

Contract Templates

University of Dallas Non-Disclosure Agreement Template

University of Dallas Performance Agreement Template

University of Dallas General Waiver Template

University of Dallas Independent Contractor Template

University of Dallas Memorandum Of Understanding Template

Contract Negotiation

Contract Drafting Guidance

Contract Execution