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Assistant Vice Chancellor & Managing Counsel, General Law Section
Tamra J. English is an Assistant Vice Chancellor and the Managing Counsel of the General Law Section overseeing a group of attorneys and other legal professionals that provide legal counsel to UT System and UT institutions on a broad range of issues. The General Law section is also the primary liaison to the Office of the Attorney General in matters on which the Attorney General represents UT institutions and UT System in court.
Ms. English provides legal advice on a broad range of areas, including faculty and staff employment matters, student affairs, torts, law enforcement and campus safety, Title IX compliance, and other business-related and compliance matters. Ms. English began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office, then practiced employment and tort law at a private firm in California. Before joining the Office of General Counsel, Ms. English was employed as a Senior Associate with the Austin law firm of Ewbank & Harris, P.C., specializing in employment law, tort law, and general civil litigation.
Ms. English received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University and a Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School. Ms. English is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas, Colorado, and California, and is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Western, Eastern, and Southern District of Texas and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California. She is an active member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and the National Association of College and University Attorneys where she served on the Legal Education Committee from 2015-2018 and is currently a member of the Committee on Membership and Member Services.