Summer Law Institute


Are you interested in the most up-to-date decisions regarding school cases in Tennessee as well as the rest of the nation? Do you want to know what laws were passed by the General Assembly in the last session? Then this training is for you! During this meeting participants are provided with a review of Tennessee and national school cases, the Attorney General Opinions, and new laws passed by the General Assembly.

The Annual Summer Law Institute sponsored by TSBA, in conjunction with the Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys, is a seminar held each summer for school board attorneys, board members and superintendents. We will be hosting two institutes, one in East Tennessee and the other in West Tennessee.

Major topics covered during this seminar include:

  • Tennessee Case Law Summary
  • Recent Legislation Updates
  • Attorney General Opinions 
  • Legal Issues 

Summer Law Jackson - Agenda
June 27, 2014 - DoubleTree, Jackson, TN

Summer Law Gatlinburg - Agenda
July 18-19, 2014 - ParkVista, Gatlinburg, TN

Legislative Conference - Agenda
July 17, 2014 (Free event)  - ParkVista

Registration Fee:

Registration/Cancellation Deadlines:
Jackson - Friday, June 13, 2014
Gatlinburg - Friday, July 4, 2014

Cancellations must be emailed to by the deadline to receive a refund.

Don't forget to register for the free 2014 Legislative Conference in conjunction with Summer Law Institute Gatlinburg, click here for registration information. 

Hotel Accommodations

Summer Law Institute Jackson (June 27):
DoubleTree Hotel
1770 Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN 38305

Legislative Conference (July 17) and Summer Law Institute Gatlinburg (July 18-19):
Park Vista
705 Cherokee Orchard Rd. 
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Our room block at Park Vista is full at this time. The room rate at Park Vista is $105 per night, plus tax. Park Vista is not able to take names on a wait list. Individuals may choose to call closer to the event date to see if Park Vista has had any cancellations.

Our 1st overflow hotel is the Bearskin Lodge. The room rate is $135 per night, plus tax. However, our room block at the Bearskin Lodge is full at this time.

Our 2nd overflow hotel is the Clarion Inn & Suites. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-933-0777 and giving them the Group Code “TSBA Summer Law Institute”. The room rate is $120 per night, plus tax, with a nightly $15 hotel service fee.


Parking and Shuttle Service

Park Vista has ample parking at their hotel. However, if their lot fills up, attendees staying at another hotel and drive-in attendees can park at the lot located across from the Gatlinburg Convention Center at 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, which is located at traffic light #8. If you park in this lot, there will be a shuttle that will follow the schedule below to and from the Park Vista Hotel:

Thursday, July 17
Pick-up from lot: 2:00pm
Drop-off to lot: 5:15pm

Friday, July 18
Pick-up from lot: 6:45am
Drop-off to lot: 4:30pm

Saturday, July 19
Pick-up from lot: 7:15am
Drop-off to lot: 11:15am