Public Education Committee

The focus of the Public Education Committee is to develop an array of educational outreach programs for students and adults designed to improve public awareness of the law and our legal system and enhance the public perception of the profession.

Chair
City of Franklin, Law Department
109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37065
(615)550-6603
Immediate Past Chair
UT Institute of Agriculture,...
114 Morgan Hall 2621 Morgan Cir.
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865)974-7423
Immediate Past Chair
Eldridge & Blakney PC
PO Box 398
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865)544-2010

Students Will Hear Oral Arguments in Cookeville

The Tennessee Supreme Court will hold oral arguments before 600 students next week at American Legion Boys State in Cookeville. The cases include a wage dispute lawsuit from Memphis and a first degree murder case.

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AG: Amendment Will Not Impact Equal Protection Provisions

A legal opinion from state Attorney General Herbert Slatery said a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution regarding public school funding would not negatively impact the state's equal protection provisions. The Times Free Press reports Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville, requested the opinion about his proposed amendment that would allow state lawmakers "to devote as much - or as little - funding as they wish to public education.” The proposed amendment, HJR 0493, comes after Hamilton County and other school systems have sued the state over the school funding formula. 

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