Government Lawyer: Attorney General Clinic

Government Lawyer: Attorney General Clinic

Mr. James Tierney
Fall 2012 clinic
2, 3, or 4 clinical credits

Students who enroll in this clinic may count the credits towards the JD experiential learning requirement.

Pre- or Co-requisite Class: Role of the State Attorney General (2 Spring credits). Some class spots are reserved for clinic students. If you are not yet in the class, you can secure one of these reserved spots by first enrolling in the clinic, and then enrolling in the class. If you enroll in a reserved spot and later drop the clinic, you must also drop the class.
Early Add/Drop Deadline: August 10, 2012.
LLM Students: Due to Massachusetts court practice rules, LLM students are not eligible to enroll.

The State Attorney General Clinic offers students an opportunity to work with the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Clinical students' responsibilities will include writing and research work pertinent to the division in which they are placed. Assignments will often include research and drafting memos and briefs. Students are placed in various divisions including:

  • Criminal Bureau (Appeals Division, Cybercrime Division, Enterprise and Major Crimes Division, Environmental Crimes Strike Force, Public Integrity Division)
  • Government Bureau (Trial Division)
  • Public Protection Bureau (Civil Rights Division, Health Care Division, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection Division

Subject Areas: Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Structure & Function, Procedure & Practice