The Attorney/Client Privilege is a legal doctrine that protects confidential communications between the attorney and the client (Rice) that are for the purpose of obtaining legal advice. All such communications between the attorney and the client must be kept confidential. This privilege facilitates candid communication between the attorney and the client in order to facilitate legal advice and representation. Since the University is the client, the privilege applies only to communications between attorneys for Rice and individuals on Rice-related matters, not personal matters. If you have a question about whether the privilege may apply in a given situation, please contact one of the attorneys.