Nerissa N. Rouzer

Associate University Counsel

Nerissa N. Rouzer serves as Associate University Counsel and Assistant Attorney General at the University of Virginia. Ms. Rouzer primarily advises the Division of Student Affairs. Ms. Rouzer previously served as Associate University Counsel and Assistant Attorney General at James Madison University, where she focused on practice areas such as student affairs, threat assessment, student and employee conduct, litigation, Title IX, FERPA, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property. Prior to joining James Madison University, Ms. Rouzer was a litigation attorney in the trial section of the Office of the Attorney General. As Assistant Attorney General, she served as trial counsel for public colleges and universities, including the University of Virginia, and other state agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms. Rouzer began her legal career as a Law Clerk to the Supreme Court of Virginia.  She then spent several years as a litigation attorney at a private law firm in Richmond, Virginia, where she focused on business litigation, premises liability, insurance defense, and appellate practice. She received a B.A. in government from the University of Virginia and a J.D., cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Practice Areas: Division of Student Affairs; Academic Program Agreements; and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act