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.

City of Franklin, Law Department
109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37065
Immediate Past Chair
UT Inst of Agriculture-Ofc of...
114 Morgan Hall 2621 Morgan Cir.
Knoxville, TN 37996
Immediate Past Chair
Eldridge & Blakney PC
PO Box 398
Knoxville, TN 37901

Supreme Court Hears 3 Cases at Cumberland University

The Tennessee Supreme Court heard arguments in three cases yesterday at Cumberland University as a part of the Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students (SCALES) Program. More than 1,000 high school and university students attended the session. Cumberland has a strong connection to the national and state judiciary. In all, 15 Cumberland alumni have served as chief justice or associate justice for the U.S. Supreme Court or the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Lebanon Democrat reports.

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1st Amendment Moot Court Competition Announced

Entries are due Oct.1 for the 2016 Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, which will be held March 18-19. The competition for law students is sponsored by the Newseum’s First Amendment Center and the Columbus School of Law. First-day rounds will be at the Columbus School of Law and second-day final rounds at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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