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

Eastern District Adds User-Friendly Website to Civics Education Efforts

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee has a new website called "Connections," designed to bring more information to the community about everything from naturalization ceremonies, courthouse tours, available speakers, resources for educators and more. Coordinated by Magistrate Judge Cliff Corker in Greeneville, the site also includes significant cases from the district, information about essay and art contests, as well as a Teachers Law School. The site is part of a larger effort by the court to bring civics education to the public, according to the Hamilton County Herald.
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TSC Historical Society, YMCA Partner for Essay Contest Named for Justice Drowota

The Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society has partnered with the Tennessee YMCA Center for Civic Engagement to sponsor an essay contest for high school students who participate in the judicial component of the YMCA’s Youth in Government program. The Justice Frank F. Drowota III essay contest, named for the late Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice, asks students to submit a 1,500 word essay on a legal topic of historic significance. This year’s topic was the Scopes Monkey Trial. The winning student received a commemorative plaque, a letter from the TSCHS, and $250. Matthew Goodbred, a student at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, was announced as the inaugural winner of the essay contest at a special ceremony during the Youth in Government conference in Nashville.
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