THE TENNESSEE INTERCOLLEGIATE STATE LEGISLATURE
The Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature is a forum for students to exchange ideas, express their opinions and learn how government works. TISL's Senate and House of Representatives, which first convened in 1966, meet in the legislative chambers of the State Capitol each November. The judicial branch of TISL is the Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court, which presides over the Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge (AMC3) at the same time the TISL legislature is meeting. AMC3 is a moot court competition for non-law students. Colleges form teams of two to five members to prepare a brief and argue for the petitioner and respondent before the Court. Producers, editors and reporters of TISL Media communicate in a variety of ways about events at TISL. Current initiatives include videos, a printed newsletter at the General Assembly, blogging, and Twitter. Student officers, selected by their peers, play a primary role in running TISL programs throughout the year.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2020 Virtual General Assembly Update
The Virtual General Assembly will take place on November 20th-21st, keeping with the usual timing of the in-person General Assembly. You will find the schedule for the new event in a link above. Laid out is a two day, and roughly 9-hour event. The Virtual General Assembly will include Joint and Legislative Sessions as normal and some fantastic guest speakers. Elections will also be taking place with nominations and speeches proceeding as expected. Something new this year, we are excited to bring you all is our Bill Contest with further details being attached to this announcement. This is due to our limited capacity to have committees as we would for an in-person General Assembly.
In response to COVID the TISL Supreme Court has also made modifications to AMC3 for this year. The rules are detailed in the AMC3 link at the top of our website; as well as, in the AMC3 handbook. This year will consist of a brief writing contest with the top eight (8) brief teams moving forward to virtual oral arguments. EVERY team will receive detailed feedback on their brief from the scoring attorneys.
Please note our fee structure will change for both AMC3 and the Legislature. Link to new fee structure will be uploaded Monday, September 14th.