Bruce Skolnik joined the Office of the General Counsel in 2008. His practice areas include intercollegiate athletics, student affairs, the First Amendment, and public records. In addition, Mr. Skolnik works closely with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and outside counsel on litigation matters involving the University. Mr. Skolnik serves on multiple University committees and workgroups, including the Campus Emergency Response Team, the International Travel and Safety Oversight Committee, and the Threat Assessment Management Team.
Before joining the Office of the General Counsel, Mr. Skolnik spent most of his career with the Liability Management Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, where he defended State agencies and employees against tort and civil rights lawsuits. While with the AG’s Office, Mr. Snolnik often defended the University and its employees in such matters.
Mr. Skolnik is a 1984 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law, where he served as Note & Comment Editor for the Arizona Law Review. He clerked for Justice James Duke Cameron of the Arizona Supreme Court following graduation. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and frequently lectures to campus groups on issues involving student privacy, the First Amendment, and public records.