TISC Counterbalances Legislature
The Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court is the judicial branch of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature.
The Court has two primary functions:
The Court's term begins in November of each year, and its regular session coincides with the TISL General Assembly each November.
Justices are sworn in at an organizational session during the summer, and the members of the Court select the Chief Justice at that time.
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 William Koch of the Tennessee Supreme Court and Judge Frank Clement Jr. of the Tennessee Court of Appeals advise the Court on ethics, decorum and procedure. The Tennessee Supreme Court also provides physical resources and other support.