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CCC2012Campus-Capitol Connection
Brings Students
To Capitol Hill

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Old Supreme Court Chamber, State Capitol

Participation is free!

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 22, 2016

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. John Domanski
  • State Treasurer David Lillard Jr. Former Governor of TISL
  • Christy Behnke, Executive Director, Tennessee Legislative Intern Program
  • Dr. William Turner, Lipscomb University College of Leadership and Public Service
  • TISL Media

10:30 a.m.

AMC3 Demonstration

11 a.m.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett Presents

  • Sen. John Stevens, Huntingdon
  • Rep. Raumesh Akbari, Memphis
  • Rep. Jason Zachary, Knoxville

Secretary Hargett is a former Governor of TISL

11:45 a.m.

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

1 p.m.

Lobbyists Tell Their Secrets, panel discussion, Old Supreme Court Chamber

1:45 p.m.

Negotiation and Management of Difficult People and Conversations Dean Steve Joiner, Lipscomb College of Leadership and Public Service, Lipscomb University, Old Supreme Court Chamber

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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