By Kelsey Corley, Student Editor of The Kayseean
The Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) is a program for politically minded college students all across the state to come together and learn more about the function of government. TISL holds a General Assembly every fall semester, of which King University has had a delegation attend for several years now.
The main event of the assembly is a mock legislature but there are several other ways to get involved. For example, the AMC3 competition, or the Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge, is another branch of TISL which allows students to argue a case in front of the Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court. There are also positions available for lobbying and media development.
“The greatest benefit is the hands-on experience. Delegates get to learn firsthand how government works and how to argue cases; and students can learn valuable writing, communication, and leadership skills,” says Stephen Kusick, a senior at King and the Chief Justice of the 2020 TISL Supreme Court.
Being apart of King’s TISL delegation is an invaluable experience for anyone hoping to pursue a career in law or politics. It’s easy to join and to earn a leadership position that would fill out any student’s resume, not to mention it’s an impressive addition to any law school or graduate school applications. Regardless of post-undergraduate plans, however, TISL is a great opportunity for any student interested in government or political science. If that’s you, join King’s team today!