We are pleased to announce the official launch of StateAG.org, an educational resource on the office of state attorney general. Led by Director James E. Tierney – Lecturer-in-Law at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, former Maine Attorney General, and former Director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School – StateAG.org examines the wide-ranging impact and role of state attorneys general in U.S. law and policy.
The website contains:
- A section on policy areas, providing resources on emerging and traditional areas in which state AGs exercise jurisdiction;
- An active blog;
- Director Tierney’s law school course syllabus;
- An introduction to the office of state attorney general through our AG 101portal;
- Audiovisual materials;
- And links to archived materials at the National State Attorneys General Program website.
In addition, through StateAG.org Initiatives, Director Tierney and his team work closely with state AG staff throughout the country to build capacity and foster strategic alliances with other government agencies and advocacy organizations in addressing the myriad of legal and policy issues facing government actors. Current major initiatives include:
- The role of state attorneys general in protecting diverse communities;
- A consumer protection initiative in partnership with The Center for State Enforcement of Antitrust and Consumer Protection Laws;
- 20th anniversary retrospective of the events leading up to the historic 46-state master settlement with the tobacco industry.