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Office of General Counsel

Parrish Hall

Department Overview

The Office of General Counsel manages the general legal affairs of the College, including evaluation and monitoring of College institutional risks. The Office also provides advice and consultation on College legal matters and is available to assist with the drafting and review of College policies and practices. The Office of General Counsel  is situated within the Finance and Administration division.


Sharmaine Bradham LaMar, Esq. 
General Counsel 

Elizabeth Pitts, Esq. 
Assistant General Counsel

Chris Kelly


The information and materials on this website is offered for informational purposes and is not legal advice. The office is available to assist the College community with College-related legal issues. The Office of the General Counsel represents Swarthmore College only and cannot provide legal advice to students or employees of the College on individual and personal matters. If you have legal questions of an individual nature, please contact an attorney of your choosing, or seek an attorney referral from the Delaware County Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, or the College's Employee Assistance Program, Carebridge (1-800-437-0911).