Robert D. Martin, an attorney at Meridian Law, spoke to a group of high school students from across the state about their rights under the Constitution of the State of Tennessee.
Each summer, Lipscomb University in Nashville hosts several high school students in a week-long “Law Camp” that exposes students to various aspects of the legal profession. As part of Law Camp, members of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Public Education Committee volunteer to teach various topics of interest.
Rob’s class, “State v. Federal Rights” focused on understanding the differences between the state and federal constitutions and how those differences affect the civil liberties of Tennesseans. Students compared and contrasted the Bill of Rights with the Tennessee Declaration of Rights and discussed what they perceived as strengths and weaknesses in the State Constitution.