James P. Pottorff, J.D.
Jim Pottorff serves as vice president and general counsel of the University of Nebraska, leading a team of attorneys providing legal support and expertise to the NU campuses and community. Jim previously served for over 17 years as the general counsel and vice chancellor of the University of Kansas. He also served as the staff judge advocate of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division and the deputy staff judge advocate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He has been a faculty member, including assistant dean, of the Army Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and a faculty member of the International Law Department at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He held the rank of Colonel upon retirement from the Army. Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from West Point and his law degree from the University of Kansas. He also holds M.A. degrees from Pepperdine University and the Naval War College as well as an LL.M degree from the Army Judge Advocate General’s School.