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 24, 2016 - DoubleTree, Jackson, TN 

Legislative Conference - Agenda
Date TBD (Free Event) - Park Vista, Gatlinburg, TN

Summer Law Gatlinburg - Agenda
Date TBD- Park Vista, Gatlinburg, TN

Registration Fee for Summer Law:

To register for this event, please click on the button below:

Registration/Cancellation Deadlines: 

Jackson - Wednesday, June 10, 2016
Gatlinburg - TBD

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

Don't forget to register for the free 2016 Legislative Conference in conjunction with Summer Law Institute Gatlinburg, click here for registration information. 


Hotel Accommodations

TSBA has a room block at the Park Vista Hotel and there is ample parking at their hotel. The room rate is $108 per night, plus tax. However, our room block at Park Vista is full at this time. You 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 $140 per night, plus tax. Reservations can be made in the following ways:

1) You can call 865-430-4330 and let them know you are with the Tennessee School Boards Association.


2) You can reserve your room online:
- Select this link: TN School Boards Association, Bearskin Lodge
- Enter the word “Tennessee” in the Access Code/IATA field
- Continue to make your reservation as prompted

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.