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Summer 2018 Electives

The School will offer two electives this summer. The details of each class are listed below. Registration and tuition information will be available in mid-March. At that time, the schedule for 2018-19 with electives, as well as tentative electives for summer 2019 and the 2019-2020 school year, wi ...

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Updated NSL Policies & Procedures

The School has updated its policies and procedures, which will go into effect December 1, 2017. This document replaces any previous student handbooks.  Download the PDF here.  The PDF has a navigable Table of Contents. Click on any item in the table to jump to the section you wish to see. ...

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Job Posting Request

Nashville School of Law can promote your job opening to our student body as well as thousands of alumni that may be seeking employment in a law-related field. Please answer the following questions as completely as possible to ensure potential candidates have a complete picture of the expectations of your position. If you have questions, email info@NSL.law.

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Legal assistant/Collections clerk

Firm: The Cook Law Office PLLC Start Date: 3/8/2018 Full-Time Permanent Position Health Benefits? Yes Starting Salary: $15-18 per hr Typical Hours: 40 Location: 148 Cude LN Madison Tn 37115 Position Description: The Cook Law Office is seeking a full time assistant (1l or 2l) to ...

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Collection Agent

Firm: Law Office of Michael D. Herrin, PLLC/Pace Finance Start Date: 2/26/2018 Part-time Permanent Position Health Benefits? No Starting Salary: $15 an hour with opportunity for commission after probationary period Typical Hours: 30 Location: Franklin TN Position Description: Lo ...

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Attorney

Firm: Gordon Law Group, PLC Full-Time Temporary Position Health Benefits? No Position Description: We are a Music Row law firm practicing in various areas of law including family law, business, litigation, wills and estates, intellectual property, and entertainment. We are seeking to add ...

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Attorney Lit/Prelit - Nashville

Firm: Hughes & Coleman Start Date: 2/15/2018 Full Time Permanent Position Health Benefits? Yes Starting Salary: Based on Experience Typical Hours: 40 Location: Nashville Position Description: COMPANY DESCRIPTION Hughes & Coleman Law Firm (H&C) is a growing plaintiff firm prac ...

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Legal Secretary - Nashville

Firm: Hughes & Coleman Start Date: 2/15/2018 Full Time Permanent Position Health Benefits? Yes Starting Salary: Based on Experience Typical Hours: 40 Location: Nashville Position Description: COMPANY DESCRIPTION Hughes & Coleman Law Firm (H&C) is a growing plaintiff firm prac ...

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Legal Assistant/Paralegal - Nashville

Firm: Hughes & Coleman Start Date: 2/15/2018 Full Time Permanent Position Health Benefits? Yes Starting Salary: Based on Experience Typical Hours: 40 Location: Nashville Position Description: COMPANY DESCRIPTION Hughes & Coleman Law Firm (H&C) is a growing plaintiff firm prac ...

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EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS AMERICORPS VETERANS LEGAL CORPS FELLOW

Agency Description:  The mission of the Legal Aid Society is to pursue justice for people in poverty. We provide free legal services to the most disadvantaged in our community. We fight on clients’ behalf when their health, safety, and stability are unjustly threatened. Last year, Legal Aid helpe ...

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Receptionist/Legal Assistant - Nashville

Firm: Busy Domestic Law Practice Start Date: 2/12/2018 Full Time Permanent Position Starting Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience. Typical Hours: 40 Location: Downtown Nashville Position Description: Handle filing, make/receive phone calls, manage mail and calendar, ai ...

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Office Sharing Opportunity - Murfreesboro

Firm: Parham Law Offices Start Date: 3/1/2018 Full Time or Part Time: Full time Temporary or Permanent Position? Office Share Location: Murfreesboro, TN Position Description: Office sharing opportunity available in Murfreesboro, TN. Experienced attorney opening new office in Murfreesb ...

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Intern

Firm: TN Division of TennCare Office of General Counsel Start Date: 6/18/2018 Full Time Internship Health Benefits? No Starting Salary: N/A Typical Hours: 7.5/ up to 37.5 Location: 310 Great Circle Rd, Nashville, TN 37212 Position Description: It is the goal of TennCare OGC to o ...

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Assistant General Counsel - Attorney 2-3

Firm: Office of General Counsel, TN Dept. of Health Full-Time Permanent Position Health Benefits? Yes Typical Hours: 40+ Location: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243 Position Description: ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL POSITION The Tennessee Department of Health is seeking an ene ...

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Assistant General Counsel - Attorney 4

Firm: Office of General Counsel, TN Dept. of Health Full-Time Permanent Position Health Benefits? Yes Typical Hours: 40+ Location: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN Position Description: ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL POSITION The Tennessee Department of Health is seeking an energetic ...

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Attorney 3

Firm: State of Tennessee Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Start Date: 3/1/2018 Full-Time Permanent Position Health Benefits? Yes Starting Salary: $4,542.00 - $8,176.00 per month DOE Typical Hours: 37.5 Location: Nashville, TN Position Description: This pos ...

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NSL Mourns Loss of Sen. Joe Haynes

Sen. Joe Haynes, a 1965 graduate of NSL, died Friday, January 26, 2018 at the age of 81. His wife, retired Judge Barbara Haynes, is a 1976 alumna of the School. The NSL community offers condolences to family, friends, and colleagues of the Hayneses

In 2016, The Torch published this article detailing the years of service to law and the community by the Hayneses.

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Equal Justice Works Elder Justice AmeriCorps Summer Fellow

Firm: West Tennessee Legal Services Start Date: 6/1/2018 Full Time or Part Time: Full-time Temporary Position Health Benefits? No Location: Jackson, TN Position Description: AGENCY DESCRIPTION: For over 30 years, West Tennessee Legal Services (WTLS) has provided access to justice for ...

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Intern - Nashville

Firm: TN Division of TennCare Office of General Counsel Start Date: 6/18/2018 Full Time or Part Time: Full time Temporary or Permanent Position? Internship Health Benefits? No Starting Salary: N/A Typical Hours: $7.5/hour up to 37.5 Location: 310 Great Circle Rd, Nashville, TN 3 ...

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2018 Graduation Information for 4Ls

  Graduating Class of 2018: Congratulations on your accomplishments! As you near your graduation from NSL, there are several tasks associated with graduation, your class composite photo, and preparation for taking the bar to complete. Please review the following information carefully a ...

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Tennessee Considers Adopting Uniform Bar Exam

From the Administrative Office of the Courts. The Tennessee Board of Law Examiners has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of Tennessee to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), which would be a major change in the portability of bar exam results for aspiring Tennessee attorneys. The UBE is ...

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Tennessee Court of Appeals Brings Court to Campus

The Tennessee Court of Appeals held oral arguments at Nashville School of Law November 8, bringing two cases to the appellate courtroom for students to observe firsthand. President and Dean William C. Koch, Jr. welcomed the crowd, which included students, alumni, members of the court staff, a ...

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Nashville School of Law Holiday Hours

Holiday Schedule for 2017-2018 Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 22 – Office & library closed – No Classes Thanksgiving Day November 23 – Office & library closed – No Classes Friday, November 24 – Office & library closed Saturday, November 25 – Office closed, library OPEN ...

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Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments at School; NSL Community Invited to Reception

     A panel of three judges from the Tennessee Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in two cases on campus Wednesday, November 8 at 5 p.m.Students, faculty, and alumni are invited to attend the arguments as well as a reception for the Court. The reception is at 4 p.m. and oral arguments ...

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Sports & Entertainment Law Society

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society strives to strengthen relationships with alumni, the community, and the sports and entertainment industries while equipping students to better serve music row and the sporting industry. Bylaws available here.

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Introduction of New Grading Scale

Read details about and FAQs pertaining to the adjustments in the grading scale for 1L classes.

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NSL Hosts Nashville Public Televsion's 'A Word on Words' with John Grisham

Nashville School of Law was proud to host Nashville Public Television's "A Word on Words" as they recorded an interview with author John Grisham about his work and latest book, a "beach novel," Camino Island. Watch here: #readingmatters    

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Accessing SONIS

SONIS is Nashville School of Law's database for applicants, students, and faculty.  Applicants: You can create an account and apply online after the application period for the 2018-19 school year opens in September. Students: Use your email address and PIN to access your account, which provid ...

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Updated Class Schedule for 2017-18

A few updates have been made to the schedule for the upcoming year. See here for details.    

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TWEN for Class Documents and Other Information

The primary source for information and materials for classes will be Westlaw's TWEN moving forward. Please use TWEN to add the courses you are registered in to your profile.  See this student guide for helpful information about how to use TWEN.

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Rigorous Writing Exercise Mentor Interest

Thank you for your interest in participating as a mentor in the Nashville School of Law Rigorous Writing Exercise.  An overview: Each project is expected to last approximately two years, but the pace is not one that most people would consider arduous. Mentors will assist students in deve ...

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24th Annual Recognition Dinner Draws Crowd to Celebrate Alumni, Faculty

The Nashville School of Law recognized three leaders in the legal community at its 24th annual Recognition Dinner June 9 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Alumni Mary Frances Rudy and Larry R. Williams are graduate honorees and the Honorable Robert E. Corlew, III is faculty honoree. Following a ...

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Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates

The Nashville School of Law conferred degrees on 68 graduates Saturday, May 27 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Graduates heard from Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway, who challenged the students to make a positive impact throughout their lives and to take their experience a ...

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Nashville School of Law to Honor Three at Annual Dinner

  The Nashville School of Law will recognize three leaders in the legal community at its 24th annual Recognition Dinner June 9 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Alumni Mary Frances Rudy and Larry R. Williams are graduate honorees and the Honorable Robert E. Corlew, III is faculty honoree. ...

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Class Schedule for 2017-2018

The class schedule for the 2017-18 school year is available here. All registration will be online starting in July, with a few dates available for in-person registration.  

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From Dean Koch Regarding Curriculum Changes

Dear Students, The law, like life, does not stand still. Learning and mastering such a dynamic field of knowledge requires discipline, mental agility, and attention to detail. Our goal at the Nashville School of Law is to help you develop the professional qualities that will enable you to succeed ...

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Registration for Summer Classes Now Open

Electives offered this summer: Bankruptcy Practice & Procedure Instructor: Henry E. Hildebrand III Offered: Thursdays 6:30 - 10 p.m - 1 credit hour  Description: : This elective is designed for students who have some experience in bankruptcy procedures, or students willing to dive into an in ...

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NSL to Host Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Clark on HELP4TNDAY

April 1, 2017 is the statewide HELP4TN Day in which law students and attorneys have the opportunity to participate in pro bono events across Tennessee. Nashville School of Law will host Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark for a CLE exploring the multiple avenues to become involved ...

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Christian Legal Society Hosts Alumni Speaker

The law student chapter of the Christian Legal Society at the Nashville School of Law is pleased to announce and welcome guest speaker, Zale Dowlen, Esq.: Thursday, March 9, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Room 400 Zale Dowlen is a practing Tennessee attorney, an alumni from the Nashville Sc ...

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Professor of Law David Hudson on C-SPAN Discussing Free-Speech Limits

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Celebrating Black History Month: Judge Waverly Crenshaw

Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., was nominated to the federal bench in 2015 and confirmed in 2016 as United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. In 2016, Judge Crenshaw, a Nashville native, joined the Nashville School of Law Board of Trustee ...

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Faculty Member Harlan Dodson Selected for Tennessee Bar Foundation

Harlan Dodson has recently been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 841 attorneys across the state.  Invitations to membership, which is a position of honor, were extended to 31 attorneys this year by the Board of Trustees. The introduction of new Fellows took p ...

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Read the latest edition of The Torch

Our latest edition of The Torch, Nashville School of Law's magazine, is available online here. Our cover story features five NSL alumni who serve as state appellate and trial judges. Also read about our newest addition to the Board of Trustees, see photos from alumni events, and read about stude ...

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NSL Mercantile open for business

Share your school pride by shopping the NSL Mercantile for quality items with the new school logo. NSL Mercantile 2016 Catalogue    Just added: Cuff Links ($15)   and Lapel Pins ($5)    

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Social Media Policy

Nashville School of Law's Social Media Policy, effective November 15, 2016. Nashville School of Law Social Media Policy  

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NSL Adds to Board of Trustees, Staff

The Nashville School of Law recently announced additions of alumni to the Board of Trustees and the staff of the School

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Nashville School of Law Celebrates Investiture of Justice William C. Koch, Jr. as School's Fifth Dean

Dean Koch was honored in a ceremonial investiture on September 26. View the links below for news coverage of the event. Nashville Post The Tennessean WZTV (Channel 17, Fox)

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Spring 2015 Newsletter-Available

Newsletter

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Nashville School of Law welcomes David Hudson as director of academic affairs

Nashville School of Law officials announced author and legal scholar David Hudson has been named director of academic affairs and legal writing.

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2014 Election Results

2014 Election Results

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Associate Dean Retires

Associate Dean Virginia M. Townzen retired on July 1, 2014, following fourteen years of service.  The Board of Trustees, the faculty, staff, and students appreciate her contributions to the school and wish her well in retirement.

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Nashville School of Law Torch to Pass from Dean Joe C. Loser, Jr. to Justice William C. Koch, Jr

Dean Loser to retire after a nearly 28-year tenure that transformed the school.

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