Determining Whether Your Contract Requires Legal Review
In many situations, contracts will not require legal review. A contract must be reviewed by the Offices of the General Counsel and Risk Management if one or more of the following apply:
- Contains insurance provisions
- Includes the words or phrases indemnification, limitation of liability, hold harmless, or any other language that shifts legal responsibility from one party to another.
- Uses general terms, such as "travel expenses" without explicitly defining them
- Provides for revenue-sharing between the College and another party
- Limits the other party's potential damages
- Contract duration exceeds three years (including renewals) or the contract automatically renews at the end of each term with no final end date
- Requires full payment in advance
- Treats any College employee as an independent contractor
- Contains any legal or insurance provisions that you do not fully understand
If your contract includes any of the provisions above, complete the Contract Review Submission Form.