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
Bowe & Associates Pllc
707 Georgia Ave Ste 301
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2029
(423)475-6070
Immediate Past Chair
City of Franklin, Law Department
109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37065
(615)550-6603

Volunteer for High School Law Camp

The TBA’s Public Education Committee is seeking volunteers for the 2018 Lipscomb Law Camp, which will be held on the Lipscomb University campus June 11-15. Each year, Lipscomb University’s Institute for Law, Justice and Society hosts a class of high school students from across the country and educates them in matters of law and government. This year’s theme is “Power and Empowerment in Your Community,” which will examine federalism and shared powers, separation of powers, checks and balances, and ideals and realities of political power. Volunteer attorneys are needed to lead sessions on June 11-14. Materials and suggested lesson plans will be provided. Contact Public Education Coordinator Stephanie Vonnahme to sign up or receive more information.

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New TBJ: How the 38-Year 'Geier' Case Changed Higher Education

Follow the 38-year legal battle to secure educational opportunity for African-Americans in Tennessee's public colleges and universities, in this issue. Written by C.A. Gonzalez, who was the mediator and court's monitor in the case, the article explains all the twists, turns and intrigue of the famous Geier case that changed everything. Also, TBA President Lucian T. Pera explains what he sees as a market failure for lawyers as well as what the solutions could be. In a feature article, Tennessee's 1865 Constitution and "the return of civil government" is examined by former TBA President Sam D. Elliott. Read the December Tennessee Bar Journal.

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