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Judicial Branch of TISL & AMC3

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The Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court is the judicial branch of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature.

The Court has two primary functions:

Justices serve one-year terms that begin upon the adjournment of each November's TISL General Assembly; they may be reappointed twice for a total of three years on the bench.

The Court is open for business all year but spends most of its time preparing for AMC3 and the General Assembly, which occur over four days each November.

Courthouse SponsorJustices are appointed by the Governor of TISL from a slate of nominees submitted by the Supreme Court Nominating Commission. In keeping with Tennessee practice, the Court elects the Chief Justice.

The Court adopts its own Rules of Procedure and elects its own officers, including the Clerk & Marshall. Consistent with the Tennessee Constitution, it also appoints the Attorney General of TISL.

Justice Jeff Bivins of the Tennessee Supreme Court and Judge Frank Clement Jr. of the Tennessee Court of Appeals advise the Court on ethics, decorum and procedure. Both are TISL alumni, and Judge Clement is a former TISL governor.

The Tennessee Supreme Court provides physical resources and other support.


TISC History & Organization

All-Time List of Justices

TISC on facebook

Tennessee Supreme Court

Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's Our Courts Program

Copyright 2008 et seq. Tennessee

Special Advisers

Chief Justice Jeff Bivins
Tennessee Supreme Court

Justice Bivins is a TISL alumnus and a member of the TISL Board of Directors

Judge Frank Clement Jr.
Judge Frank Clement Jr.
Tennessee Court of Appeals

Judge Clement was Governor of TISL in 1972.

Special Adviser Emeritus

Justice William Koch
Dean William Koch
Nashville School of Law

While he was a justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court, Dean Koch helped design the Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge and helped the inaugural Supreme Court write the rules of procedure.

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