Teens Gather at Lipscomb for Law Camp 2013

Each summer, Lipscomb University hosts high school students from across the state to participate in Law Camp, which offers exposure to various aspects of the legal profession. Volunteers from the TBA Public Education Committee worked closely with Lipscomb’s Institute for Law, Justice & Society this year to organize and deliver sessions throughout the week-long camp, held on the university's campus in Nashville. 

Lipscomb works in conjunction with law firms and legal organizations in the Middle Tennessee area to make Law Camp accessible and affordable for all interested students. Students may apply for either merit-based or financial-based scholarships for the camp. The Tennessee Bar Association is a co-sponsor of the event.

For more information about Public Education volunteer opportunities, please contact Liz Todaro. (Photos by Elizabeth Slagle Todaro)

Law Camp 2013

2013 Law Camp participants gathered in front of their proposed constitutional amendments following group presentations to a panel of judges on the final day of the week-long residential workshop. 

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TBA Youth Court Coordinator Denise Bentley led a discussion about the significant role of young activists in the Civil Rights movement. 

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Randy Spivey, academic director for Lipscomb University’s Institute for Law, Justice and Society, welcomed students and their familes to Law Camp's Recognition Luncheon.

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TBA Public Education Committee member Sherie Edwards’ session illustrated the evolution of economic, political and social equality through key legislation and Supreme Court decisions.

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Sherie Edwards spoke to Law Camp participants about legal education and career paths. 

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Jackie Dixon, immediate past president of the TBA and Public Education Committee member, visited with Law Camp participants following her presentation. 

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Law Camp participant (and Jackie Dixon’s niece) Savannah Martinez received a certificate from Randy Spivey at the Recognition Luncheon.  

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Shauna Billingsley, Public Education Committee member and Children’s Education subcommittee chair, led an interactive activity on the progression of voting rights in the United States, a central theme for the week. 

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U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper challenged the Law Camp participants to become well-informed, committed activists for protecting voting rights. 

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Randy Spivey introduced the week-long group assignment to Law Camp attendees.