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Judicial Branch of TISL & AMC3

Members of the Court

Chief Justice

Five justices are appointed by

Samuel Adkisson

Vanderbilt University Nashville
Class of 2015 | Political Science, Philosophy & History

Hometown: Springfield, Ill.

Appointed to the Court 2012

Samuel served as an AMC3 attorney during the 42nd and 43rd General Assemblies.

At Vanderbilt, Samuel is on the mock trial team and serves as Editor of one of the campus' publications.

After graduating, he plans to attend law school and pursue a career as either a federal prosecutor or a constitutional scholar.

As Chief Justice, Sam's priorities have been improving the internal administration of the Court and solving problems with AMC3.

Associate Justices

Alexander Griffith

Carson-Newman University Jefferson City
Class of 2015 | Political Science and History

Hometown: Erwin, Tenn.

Appointed to the Court 2012

Alex is involved in the Student Government Association and other campus activities, including as a chair for Baptist Collegiate Ministries.

Alex interned at U.S. Sen. Bob Corker’s office in the Tri-Cities area during the summer of 2012. In the spring of 2008, he served as a page in the Tennessee Senate for Sen. Rusty Crowe. He is also an Eagle Scout.

After completing his undergraduate degree, he plans to attend law school and pursue a career in law.

Caleb McNeese

Milligan College Milligan College
Class of 2016 | Business Administration

Hometown: Erwin, Tenn.

Appointed to the Court 2012

Caleb's passion for law developed during his senior year of high school when he participated in Mock Trial. Since then, Caleb has relished the opportunities to further his legal knowledge in every aspect.

During his time at Milligan, Caleb has adjusted to life and studies as a college student. He is currently on the Dean’s list and continues to take all the law and philosophy classes possible. Caleb also plans to get involved with Milligan’s student government in the future.

He says that previous leadership conferences, legal classes, and experience from working with TISL will greatly help him in his role as a TISC justice.

After graduation, he plans to job shadow local attorneys and attend law school at the University of Tennessee, with a goal of practicing law in the Tri-Cities area.


Brendan Tyler

Rhodes College Memphis
Class of 2015 | American Political History

Hometown: Pascagoula, Miss.

Appointed to the Court 2012

Brendan is a founding member of the Rhodes delegation and has participated as a member of its AMC3 team at the 42nd and 43rd General Assemblies; at the 42nd, he also served as a lobbyist.

In addition to being on the Dean List’s or better each semester, Brendan is a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and is involved in Reformed University Fellowship, Door of Hope, an organization dedicated to assisting the chronically homeless, and several other campus activities.

Following graduation from college, he plans to attend law school and then go on to work for the federal bureaucracy in Washington. He is considering running for political office some day.

Clerk & Marshall

The Clerk & Marshal is appointed by the Court to be its chief administrator and contact person.

Clerk & MarshallCaitlin Curtis

Tusculum College Greeneville
Class of 2015 | History

Hometown: Sharps Chapel, Tenn.


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