In-depth analysis of the role of state attorneys general in the American legal system.
As states' chief law enforcement officers, state attorneys general are vested with broad authority to represent the public interest while simultaneously serving as counsel to state government. StateAG.org provides insight into the multifaceted responsibilities of this office by examining the emerging issues and areas of jurisdiction in which state attorneys general play an increasingly important role.
StateAG.org is led by James E. Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General (1980-1990) and former Director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School (2003-2016). Mr. Tierney is currently a Lecturer-in-Law at Harvard Law School, where he also serves as a clinic director, and Columbia Law School.
Tierney Blog: Latest Posts
Current course syllabus for James E. Tierney's seminar on the Role of the State Attorney General, now being offered at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools.
An introduction to the history, structure and function of the office of state attorney general, including resources on ethics and links to other relevant websites.