Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature

CCC2012Campus-Capitol Connection
Brings Students
To Capitol Hill

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, April 6, 2018

Location To Be Announced

Participation is free! Click here to register

Meet state officials, hear from them and let them hear from you.

Visit the Capitol, watch the Legislature in action and see government at work.

Highlights (all plans subject to change):

  • Learn about legislative internships
  • Learn about appellate courts and how they work, including TISL's AMC3.
  • Panel of lobbyists tell about their craft
  • Mock session in legislative chambers
  • Capitol Tours

Updated Marc h 24, 2017

Plans are subject to change because schedules on Capitol Hill are very dynamic. For official legislative schedules and agendas, click here.

Central Time

9 a.m.

CCC Registration, 1st Floor, State Capitol

9:30 a.m.

CCC Opening Session, Old Supreme Court Chamber, 1st Floor, State Capitol

  • TISL Gov. Kara Gilliam
  • State Treasurer David Lillard Jr. Former Governor of TISL
  • Christy Behnke, Executive Director, Tennessee Legislative Intern Program
  • Amy Goode, Lipscomb University College of Leadership and Public Service
  • TISL Media Austin Audderholt

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett featuring State Elections Coordinator Mark Goins

Secretary Hargett is a former Governor of TISL, and Mr. Goins is an alumnus

11 a.m.

No Leaders; Just Leadership Dr. Kristine LaLonde, College of Leadership and Public Service, Lipscomb University, Old Supreme Court Chamber


Lunch on your own See Map of Downtown Nashville to identify lunch options

1:30 p.m.

How To Lobby The Legislature Stewart Clifton, Clifton Government Relations

2 p.m.

AMC3 Demonstration

2:45 p.m.

Mock Session House Chamber — Debate and vote on bills

3:30 p.m.



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TISL Day at the Legislature

Official schedules for the week are posted on the Legislature's web site on the preceding Friday.


We recommend a coat and tie for men and business professional attire for women.


You'll be on your own for lunch. A wide variety of low-cost options is within walking distance of the Capitol.

Our Map of Downtown Nashville identifies several areas with a variety of affordable lunch options.

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