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Representing the State

B524 is taught by T. Fisher

State attorneys general have long represented and advised government officials, handled criminal appeals, and protected consumers from unfair trade practices. Nowadays, many state AGs also oppose federal overreach, litigate both against and alongside large industries and interest groups, and play a role in resolving any social crisis that arises. This course will offer a systematic treatment of how and why state attorneys general function as they do. This is a writing class (satisfying the writing course graduation requirement) where, in lieu of a final exam, students will write 2-3 short papers (1000-1500 words) and participate in one or more group projects.