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TN Attorney General

Tennessee Attorney General

As the state's chief legal officer, the Tennessee Attorney General represents state officials, departments, boards, agencies, and commissions in matters arising from their public duties. The Consumer Advocate and Protection Division protects consumers and businesses from unfair and deceptive trade practices, enforces state and federal antitrust laws, and enforces the unauthorized practice of law statutes. That division also represents the interest of consumers in utility rate making proceedings before the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. A student’s duties in the field placement include drafting memoranda, briefs, and motions, and researching statutory and case law on specific consumer protection related topics. Among other things, students will have the opportunity to learn about the investigation process, including the pre-filing subpoena process and the relationship between state and federal consumer enforcement authorities, and will likely assist with cases in active litigation. Students are supervised on-site by deputy and assistant attorneys general. Students must apply to and be accepted into the field placement.

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