The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute

The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute

NAGTRI/Research/Columbia Law School National State Attorneys General Program Archive

The National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School in New York City operated from March 2004 until June 30, 2016. Former Maine Attorney General Jim Tierney served as program director. It was a legal research, education-and-policy center that examined the implications of the jurisprudence of state attorneys general. The program was active in the development and dissemination of legal information important to state attorneys general in the carrying out of their civil and criminal responsibilities.

The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a branch of the National Association of Attorneys General, is proud to host the program’s documents, research and publications as an archived resource. The materials offered between March 2004 and June 2016 by the National State Attorneys General Program are accessible and searchable by AG office staff only via NAGTRI’s members-only wiki called PAGE. AG office staff who need access this resource should send an email to

Policy Areas


State attorneys general have a rich history of working with federal agencies to protect consumers through antitrust regulation.

Health Law Initiative

State attorneys general are extraordinary voices for the public good, and it is important to maximize their advocacy on behalf of our nation’s health.

Charities Law Project

State attorneys general have charities enforcement responsibilities.

Consumer Protection

Attorneys general work with consumers, the business community, and federal regulators such as the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to ensure that consumers are treated fairly.


Since the development of workplace rights in the early 20th century, many attorneys general offices have been involved in workplace issues in their role as counsel to their state labor agency.


Although the wide-ranging state environmental regulations can be complex both scientifically and legally, state attorneys general play an important role in the area of environmental policy.

Human Trafficking

State attorneys general tackle the persistent and complex problem of human trafficking.


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