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Office of the General Counsel

Parrish Hall

Department Overview

The Office of the General Counsel manages the general legal affairs of the college, evaluates and monitors institutional risks of the College. The General Counsel to the College reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The Office also provides advice and support on drafting and evaluating college policies and practices.


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 or the College's Employee Assistance Program, Carebridge (1-800-437-0911).