Student Government Association

Student Judicial Council

The Student Judicial Council is the judicial branch of the Student Government Association and assists with election and constitutional conflicts.

Student Judicial Council Appointments

Are you a student interested in law and judicial processes? The Student Judicial Council (SJC) is the judicial branch of SGA that resolves electoral and constitutional disputes.  The following positions are available within the SJC:

  • Chief Justice
  • Associate Justice (4 positions)
  • Clerk

We need students that meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain a HPU grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5
  • Take no less than twelve (12) HPU credits during fall and spring semesters
  • A desire to serve in their HPU community until graduation

Email sga@my.hpu.edu to inquire about position vacancies.Student Judicial Council of the SGA

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Name: Wesley Chai

Position: Chief Justice

Hometown: Gainsville, FL

Major: Criminal Justice (minor in writing)

Email: wchai@my.hpu.edu 

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Name: Taylor Tuleja

Position: Clerk

Hometown: Verdes, CA

Major: Mathematics 3-2 Engineering

Email: ttuleja@my.hpu.edu 

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Name: Pancy Lwin

Position: Associate Justice

Hometown: Yangon, Myanmar

Major: Mathematics (minor in political science)

Email: plwin@my.hpu.edu 

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Name: Michael Lanza

Position:Associate Justice

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

Major: Diplomacy and Military Studies

Email: mlanza@my.hpu.edu 

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Name: Shelby Respicio

Position: Associate Justice

Hometown: Yigo, Guam

Major: Undecided

Email: srespici@my.hpu.edu 

Election or Constitutional Concerns

Please contact the Student Judicial Council (SJC) if you wish to file a complaint regarding an election or constitutional concern. 

A person who wishes to file the complaint should file a petition with the Chief Justice of the SJC.  To file a petition email wchai@my.hpu.edu notifying the SJC that you would like to start the complaint process.  For example, "I hereby petition to challenge ..."

Once the petition is filed, the SJC decides whether to dismiss the case or allow it to continue with a complaint form.

SJC Precedent Cases

Below are past cases heard and resolved by the HPU Student Judicial Council.