Curriculum

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 deceptive trade practices. Nowadays, in many states they are expected to play a role in 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 advanced writing requirement for graduation) where, in lieu of a final exam, students will write three or four short papers (1000-1500 words) on subjects covered in class or in readings (with feedback provided between papers).

Separately, students may also enroll in a clinical program for an additional two credit hours where they will work directly under the supervision of Indiana Deputy Attorneys General on a variety of matters for approximately 100 hours during the semester. Second and Third Year Students who are interested in interning at the Office of the Attorney General should contact Inge Van der Cruysse (ivanderc@indiana.edu).