Students prepare for intercollegiate legislature
November 14, 2011
Ten Bryan students – four legislators, four lawyers, and two reporters – will get a taste of legislative and judicial aspects of state government Nov. 17-20 as they participate in the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature.
Students legislators from Bryan are pictured with
Dr. Kevin Clauson, second from right, back.
Anna Haffner, who will be a senator, said preparing for the program has been a good experience. “I participated in a student congress in high school; this is more technical. We have to consider the legal technicalities of getting a bill passed, and how to make a good argument for your position.
|Student lawyers pictured before the conference.|
Dr. Clauson said the students “are going to come out with an intimate knowledge of how the legislative and judicial system in Tennessee works. If they are going to be involved in the judicial or legislative aspects of government, at least half the battle is knowing how things work. It will be an extremely valuable experience for them.”