January 4, 2019
8:30 am - 10:15 am
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Magazine Room, 3rd Floor

State Attorneys General focus on today’s most controversial legal issues. Beyond the headlines of state challenges to the Obama and Trump administrations, the Attorney General’s docket includes state constitutional law, federal courts, consumer protection, tort litigation, criminal justice, financial regulation, antitrust, environmental law, civil rights, nonprofit corporations, and labor law. Attorneys General and their staff also confront unique ethics issues of client identity, confidentiality, and use of outside counsel. Thus, courses on the Attorneys General offer a microcosm of the entire public law curriculum. This panel discussion will discuss ways in which law schools can integrate the role of the Attorney General into the curriculum, including full courses, clinics, and class sessions that feature this important work. It will feature advice from pioneers in the field, including former and current state officials who are bringing their experiences into the classroom.


  • Peter Brann, Harvard Law School

  • Heidi L. Feldman, Georgetown University Law Center

  • Mr. Thomas M. Fisher, Office of Solicitor General, State of Indiana

  • Carolyn Shapiro, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Ms. Amy Tenney Curren, National Association of Attorneys General

  • Jim Tierney, Harvard Law School

Moderator: Anthony Johnstone, Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana


Download as PDF: Open Source Program Session: Resources (slide) [10 MB]