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LAWS 8858 Attorney General Clinical Program Seminar (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The AG Clinical Program is a full-year clinical experience in civil litigation in the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. Students work directly with assistant attorneys general in the representation of state agencies and officials in state and federal courts. The clinic teaches includes the following types of legal work: (1) the drafting of pleadings, motions, discovery, and other litigation documents; (2) legal research and writing of briefs in the trial and appellate courts; (3) oral argument in the state courts; and (4) other litigation tasks. Students will be assigned to one of two Divisions in the Government Bureau, either the Administrative Law Division or the Trial Division. Students assigned to the Administrative Law Division will work on cases involving administrative and constitutional law, federal courts, and statutory construction. Students assigned to the Trial Division will work on cases involving employment, tort, contracts and eminent domain and land use law.


Instructor(s): James Sweeney and Thomas Barnico

Prerequisites: Must have taken or be enrolled in Evidence or Trial Practice

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Last Updated: 13-May-14