Student Judiciary Now Accepting Applications!

The Student Judiciary is now accepting applications for associate justices and clerks during its 2017-2018 term. Assisted by clerks, the Chief Justice and the Associate Justices have jurisdiction over a variety of cases, including parking ticket appeals, football ticket penalty appeals, and non-academic violations of the Code of Student Conduct. Though these three categories make up the majority of the judiciary's caseload, we also resolve cases involving the SGA Constitution, SGA elections, and the impeachment of SGA officials.

Candidates should be reliable, responsible, and principled undergraduate, graduate or law students committed to supporting the philosophies of the Code of Student Conduct, the Academic Honor Code, the Code of Academic Conduct, and all other guidelines of conduct set forth by the University.

Before applying, please take note of the following requirements:

  1. You must be classified as a full-time student.

  2. GPA requirements:
    • Undergraduate – minimum 2.3 on a 4.0 scale
    • Graduate – minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Law – minimum 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Credit hour requirements:
    • Undergraduate – at least 12 credit hours earned at The University of Alabama
    • Graduate – at least 9 credit hours earned at The University of Alabama
    • Law – at least 12 credit hours earned at The University of Alabama
  4. Time commitment:
    • Associate justices – hearings from 5:30 – 7:30 on Tuesday evenings and two office hours per week
    • Clerks – hearings from 5:00 – 7:30 on Tuesday evenings and one office hour per week
  5. You must be in good disciplinary standing with The University of Alabama with no prior academic, non-academic, or Housing and Residential Communities Community Living Standards violations.

  6. You must be free from any arrests or convictions for a criminal offense (excluding minor traffic offenses not resulting in arrest or injury to others) since your admission to the University.

  7. You must complete a Student Judiciary and Office of Student Conduct-sponsored training course prior to starting your official duties.

  8. You must submit a resume, which must be uploaded with your online application.

  9. Not submitting a resume does not automatically disqualify you from being considered, but not having one will impact your application score.

  10. You must submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references with your application.
    • Upon submitting your application, the references you listed should receive an automated email notification informing them that you are requesting a letter of recommendation be electronically submitted on your behalf.
    • This email will contain a link where your references can upload their letter of recommendation.
    • HOWEVER, if your reference(s) wish(es) not to electronically submit their letter, the letters can be mailed directly or delivered to the Student Government Association Office. These letters should be sealed in envelopes with the references’ signature over the seal.
    • Office of Student Conduct
      ATTN: Student Judiciary Selections: {Applicant's Name)
      Box 870295
      107 Burke West
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0295

  11. The following deadlines correspond to the different materials that comprise the application packet:
    • Completed online application: No later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 19th, 2017.
    • Electronically submitted letter(s) of recommendation: No later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 19th, 2017.
      • NOTE: The online application must be completed and submitted BEFORE your references will receive the link to electronically submit their letters of recommendation, so do not wait until the last minute to complete and submit the application if your references plan to electronically submit their recommendation letters.)
    • Hand delivered/mailed letters of recommendation: No later than 4:00 PM on Friday, February 17th, 2017.

To apply please complete the 2017-2018 Student Judiciary application.