Jeffery L. Graves has practiced higher education law for over twenty years and has been a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) since 1995. He regularly advises university officials on all aspects of higher education law including student discipline, policy and statutory interpretations, employment issues, First Amendment and free speech issues, the Texas Public Information Act, contracts, compliance, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Graves is also the university’s privacy officer.
Prior to joining the Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs in 2001, Graves was a shareholder with the Albuquerque, New Mexico law firm Sutin, Thayer and Browne, P.C. where he practiced employment law and higher education law.
Graves received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his doctor of jurisprudence degree from The University of Texas School of Law.