Sankar Suryanarayan

University Counsel, Office of General Counsel

Sankar Suryanarayan grew up near the campus of the University of Rhode Island, where his parents were faculty members. After spending several years in private practice with a law firm, he found his way back to a university campus by taking a position with the American University in Washington, D.C. and then joining Princeton’s Office of the General Counsel in 2001.

Sankar provides support in a variety of areas, including employment, student affairs and campus security, and manages litigation involving the University. He says, “I can’t think of another attorney position which has a more varied and interesting portfolio than an in-house university attorney.”

Sankar co-facilitates “Legal Aspects of Supervision,” a course in the Management Development Certificate Program and the Learning and Development Core Learning Curriculum. Jointly taught by Sankar and Vice President for Human Resources Lianne Sullivan-Crowley, the class provides both the legal and human resources perspective on core management functions, such as the hiring process, performance management, and discrimination and harassment. Sankar is a member of the Princeton Diversity Council and served on the Princeton University Bridge Year Program working group.
Sankar received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Georgetown University. 

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