Nashville School of Law

From the Dean: 2020 Annual Recognition Dinner

From President & Dean William C. Koch, Jr.:

Because of the current constraints on large social gatherings, we have been forced to cancel our Recognition Dinner scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2020.  Even though all of us look forward to this event every year, the paramount consideration is our collective health and safety.  Please mark Friday, June 11, 2021 on your calendar, when our dinner will resume with a grand celebration of NSL’s 110th Anniversary. 

In addition to being a much-anticipated social event for Tennessee’s legal community, our annual dinner raises funds that enable us to continue providing an excellent legal education to working men and women. We are grateful that you have supported us in the past, and we encourage you to continue supporting us again this year. You can donate online here.

Great things are happening at NSL. Our applications are solid, and we are looking forward to welcoming the class of 2024 in August. Like the students who preceded them, these aspiring lawyers believe that NSL provides them with an opportunity to change their lives and live into their dreams.  With your support, our School will continue to be the place where today’s leaders train tomorrow’s lawyers.

We also hope you may find a few minutes to enjoy this slideshow from dinners in years past.

Class of 2020 Q&A

In light of changing information, the School has developed this Q&A to assist the class of 2020.

The graduation information page is also available here.

1.        When will the rescheduled graduation be held?

The Nashville School of Law’s 2020 graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.

TLAP Resources for Law Students and Attorneys

The Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program is offering resources specifically designed to assist the legal community in light of COVID-19.

This document offers materials, services, and guidance. In addition, TLAP is offering the following services:

Weekly TLAP Lawyers in Recovery Group

Fridays 3:30 – 4:30 PM CT

The LIR group will focus on sharing experience, strength, and hope about recovery from substances and other addictive behavior. It is open to anyone who is in recovery or curious about recovery.

Weekly TLAP Legal Community Support Group

Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM CT

The legal community support group will be an open forum for legal professionals to discuss problems and solutions related to any facet of life. This meeting will be a peer-led support group and will not follow a 12-step format.

Both meetings will be peer-led; however, in order to best protect the privacy of participants, TLAP will set up and invite attendees to each meeting. If you would like to be included in either or both meetings, please email Emily Lacey to be added to the list.

For privacy reasons, each participant must have a unique access link to enter the meeting which will be emailed to you individually.