The General Assembly

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ORGANIZER

The annual TISL General Assembly is a four-day conclave of engaged and policy-minded college students from across the state at the Historic Tennessee State Capitol in Downtown Nashville. Typically, more than 400 students from more than 40 colleges and universities, representing more than 95% of Tennessee college students.

Legislative

The Senate and the House have convened since 1966 to express the views of college students through a formal legislative process.

Judicial

The appellate moot court challenge features multiple teams of student lawyers debating the law before a panel of judges through rounds of debate

Lobbying

Lobbyists are organized into firms that represent the interests of such firm. They persuade legislators by providing information.

Media

Independent journalists cover the four-day event through social media, blogging, interviews,  and printed releases about the GA.
August:
  • AMC3 problem (case) released

September:
  • Senate, House & Lobbying

    • Discuss bill ideas

  • AMC3 Read and discuss precedent cases.

    • Begin planning brief

  • Applications accepted for next year's Supreme Court

October:
  • All delegates: 

    • Regional workshops

  • Senate, House & Lobbyists

    • Complete writing bills

  • AMC3 Complete brief

  • Reserve hotel rooms

UNIVERSAL DEADLINE
Two weeks before the General Assembly
 
  • All delegates Final date to register and receive a free t-shirt

  • Advisers & Head Delegates

    • General Assembly fee due

  • Senate, House & Lobbying

    • Bill filing deadline

  • Judicial:

    • AMC3 brief deadline

  • Out-of-town delegations

    • Deadline for hotel reservations

November:
  • General Assembly-State Capitol

After General Assembly:
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  • Elect delegation officers for next year

January:
  • Second Tuesday: Tennessee General Assembly convenes

  • Keep your delegation active in spring semester

March:

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  • Attend the Campus-Capitol Connection

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