About the Court

The Judicial Court is one of three branches of the Texas A&M University Student Government:

The Judicial Court's duties include constitutional interpretation, legislative interpretation, election regulation, and conflict resolution as granted by the Student Government Association Constitution and the University Rules and Regulations. The Student Government Association Judicial Court shall have original jurisdiction extending to all cases arising under the Student Government Association Constitution and By-Laws and Student Senate legislation and to cases involving any member of the Student Government Association. Each student shall be protected by equal justice under the Student Government Association governing documents, and openness in all proceedings involving the Judicial Court. 

Court Descriptions


The Chief Justice is responsible for presiding over all hearings and meetings that the Judicial Court has. They are responsible for scheduling all hearings that the Court may have, as well as determines the time and place for them to be conducted. If requested the Chief Justice will call Pre-Trial Hearings, during which the Court will determine whether or not an appeal warrants an official Hearing. The Chief Justice attends all meetings and hearings of the Court as well as all Senate meetings. The Chief Justice takes office upon receiving the nomination by the Student Body President, and Confirmation by two-thirds of the Student Senate. Their term lasts until the corresponding term of the Student Senate ends, or until they resign, or are removed from office. 

  • Jake Smith '17


Associate Justices are responsible for attending all hearings and meetings of the Court. They are also charged with casting votes in hearings. Justices may ask questions of the parties involved during a hearing. Associate Justices take office upon receiving the nomination by the Student Body President, and Confirmation by two-thirds of the Student Senate. Their term lasts as long as they are a student at Texas A&M, or until they resign or are removed from office.


  • Ashley Kay Carpenter '16
  • Alex Mueller '16
  • Laura Durie '17
  • Riden Reiter '17
  • Shelby James '18
  • Dhananjay Khanna '18
  • Stephen Shuchart '18


Judicial Advocates are responsible for assisting those who ask for counsel for their hearings in front of the Judicial Court. If asked, the Judicial Advocate will support their assigned party to prepare the best case possible. Advocates will also be the primary point of contact so long as they are involved in the case. If you wish to get in contact with one of our six JAGs, please contact the Chief Justice at chiefjustice.tamu@gmail.com.

The latest edition of the Judicial Court bylaws are attached below.

J Court Bylaws 10.19.14.docx29.63 KB