The Role of the State Attorneys General
Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 1
The course will cover the day to day challenges faced by attorneys general and their staffs in delivering high quality legal advice that will guide state and local governments in a constitutional and ethical manner. The course also will cover the relationship of attorneys general with the federal and state government, the private bar and a myriad of advocacy organizations. It will focus on some of the most controversial of legal issues – challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act; climate litigation; opioid litigation; criminal justice reform; gun rights/control; and cannabis laws and driving under the influence of cannabis to name a few. In addition, it will examine Florida’s unique Cabinet System where the attorney general shares powers with the governor and two other statewide elected officials with regard to a number of state agencies and boards.