Over the last decade, the role of the state attorneys general has dramatically expanded so as to allow them to be increasingly important actors in the making of legal policy. In the aftermath of the historic litigation against the tobacco industry, attorneys general have made their mark in securities regulation, antitrust law, consumer protection, Internet privacy, environmental reviews, labor law enforcement, reproductive rights policy and much more. Working alone or in combination, the state attorneys general are now major players in American jurisprudence.
If you are intrigued by this emerging and highly controversial role for attorneys general, or if you think you will need to defend your clients against this new effort, you should consider this 2-credit seminar that is taught by the former Attorney General of Maine who now serves as the Director of Columbia's National Attorney General Program. The course explores the means used by attorneys general to conduct their responsibilities. Attorneys General and their senior staffs regularly visit the class.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L8056-001||12F||Law Enforcement, Regulation and Compliance: Role of the State Attorney General|
|J. Tierney ...||R 4:20 PM-6:10 PM||GRHL 940|
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