The Role of the State Attorney General

The Role of the State Attorney General

Mr. James Tierney, Mr. Peter Brann
Spring 2022 course
M 1:45pm - 3:45pm
2 classroom credits

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type:Any Day Take-Home. Also with paper option by permission.

The role of state attorneys general has dramatically expanded as these elected officials and their staff have become increasingly important actors in American jurisprudence .  They continue to make their mark in consumer protection, antitrust, civil rights, education, immigration, labor law, political corruption and environmental protection even as they tender daily legal advice that impacts the workings of state government. Working alone or in combination with or opposed to the federal government, their colleagues in other states or with businesses, unions and interest groups, the attorneys general are now major players in American jurisprudence.

This class is not open to students who are taking/have taken the Attorney General Clinic.

Note: This offering does not count towards Experiential Learning credits.

Subject Areas: Government Structure & Function, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Disciplinary Perspectives & Law, Regulatory Law