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Innovative AMC3
Sends Undergrads
Into Courtroom

The Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge (AMC3) is a groundbreaking program where Tennessee undergraduates argue appellate cases with their peers.

Tennessee colleges prepare a brief and send legal teams of undergraduates to argue as petitioner and respondent about a legal problem. The Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court presides, assisted by Court-appointed magistrates in the preliminary round.

AMC3 arguments occur in Nashville concurrently with the General Assembly of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL).

A preliminary and an intermediate round will select finalists to compete for the championship.

The Jury of View, comprised of lawyers, will score participants and determine finalists.

On the morning of the fourth day (Sunday), the Supreme Court will deliver its decision and present awards to the best teams, lawyers and justices.

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Partners

Sponsor

Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature Foundation

The Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge is a project of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature Foundation, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) educational corporation chartered by the State of Tennessee.

The TISL Foundation's flagship is the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature, an annual General Assembly founded in 1966.

Tennessee Bar Association

TBAlogoFounded in 1881, the Tennessee Bar Association is dedicated to enhancing fellowship among members of the state's legal community, assisting in professional development and building a positive image for the profession through public relations activities.

Belmont College of Law

belmontCollegeOfLawBelmont Law is the first new law school in Middle Tennessee in more than 100 years. It began classes in 2011 and received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association in 2013. Located in the new Randall & Sadie Baskin Law Center, it has a student body of about 100.

Venues

Tennessee State Capitol

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The Old Supreme Court Chamber of the State Capitol is the primary courtroom for the Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court and the primary venue for AMC3.

Supreme Court Building

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The Championship Appellate Hearings are typically in the chambers of the Tennessee Supreme Court Building in Nashville.

Legislative Plaza

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AMC3 Preliminary Appellate Hearings occur in the Legislative Plaza, which is contiguous to the Capitol.

Special Advisers

Justice William Koch Jr.

Tennessee Supreme Court

Justice William KochJustice Koch was appointed to the Court in 2007 by Gov. Phil Bredesen. He was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1983 by Gov. Lamar Alexander, for whom he had previously served as Legal Counsel. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School and an instructor at the Nashville School of Law.

Judge Frank Clement Jr.

Tennessee Court of Appeals

Judge Frank Clement Jr.Judge Clement was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Gov. Phil Bredesen. He previously served as a state trial judge in Davidson County (Nashville). Judge Clement was the sixth Governor of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature. He earned his law degree at the Nashville School of Law.

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