The Student Court exists to mediate any disputes that may arise between members of the Student Government Association.
The Justices of the Student Court also serve on the Traffic Court, which hears student appeals of traffic and parking citations issued by LUPD.
General inquiries about the Student Court may be directed to any of the Justices.
My name is Megan Snyder and I am a senior studying Pre-Law, Government, and Criminal Justice. I am passionate about helping students, growing relationships, and creating workable systems to benefit the student body. The SGA Courts continues to grow me as a leader and as a teammate as I am blessed to work alongside great men and women to promote justice and mercy at Liberty University.
My name is Emma Hall and I am a senior studying law and policy with a minor in criminal justice. The SGA Traffic Court is a crucial portion of Student Government. The system creates a workable database for students to voice their concerns about parking issues on campus, as well as appeal tickets they feel were unwarranted. I have enjoyed my time on the court immensely and look forward to contributing to creating meaningful precedent for future courts to use.
My name is Corey Jones, and I am a Junior studying Government and Psychology. The SGA Traffic Court is a very important part of Liberty’s campus, as it allows students to have a voice in appealing infractions that they perceive to be unwarranted or unjust. One of the main reasons why I decided to join the Court is because I believe that all people have a right to hold to account the decisions made by those in power. It is a deep honor and privilege to serve the student body in this capacity.
My name is Andrew Hilty and I am a Sophomore studying History. I’m originally from Idaho and love outdoor sports like hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. I am excited to serve the student body of Liberty University by applying the rules in a fair and equitable manner and I am excited to serve with my fellow justices as we learn from each other the principles of justice.
My name is John Sharp Jr, and I am a Freshman pursuing a degree in Business Administration: Economics. Upon graduation, I have strong aspirations to attend law school and become a practicing attorney, with long term aspirations of serving as a United States Senator. In my spare time, I enjoy reading various economics books, listening to political podcasts, and engaging in meaningful debates about important issues facing the world. Serving as the Vice-Chairman of the Lynchburg Area Young Republicans, I frequently servee as a political activist, door knocker and volunteer for various candidates that support Constitutionally Conservative values. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” Albert Einstein
Student Court Suits/Appeals
In most cases, disputes between members of the Student Government Association resolve themselves before judicial action is necessary. Community and understanding are two of the values that SGA seeks to foster, and the members of SGA have been exemplary in demonstrating those qualities. Because of the historical lack of necessity for Student Court action, there exists no formal process for resolving suits/appeals.
However, in the event of a suit/appeal from a member of SGA, the Court will take every step to ensure a fair and impartial hearing to all parties involved.
If you have an issue to bring to the Court’s attention, please submit your suit/appeal to any Justice of the Student Court. Contact information for the Justices is listed above. If the issue is related to Judicial misconduct, please reference the Constitutional guidance on judicial impeachment and submit your complaint to the appropriate committee in the House or Senate.
As with any professional writing, the Court recommends that your written submission be concise.
Serving on the Student Court
The Court has historically been made up of one Chief Justice and four Associate Justices. The Chief Justice has the authority to appoint Judicial Assistants and Clerks of the Court as he or she desires. Currently, the Court has no open Justice positions, though this page will be updated as that changes.
However, in recognition of the fact that Judicial service has been and continues to be an excellent venue through which student leaders can serve their peers, the Chief Justice welcomes the opportunity to hear from any student who desires to join the Judicial branch.
Please contact the Chief Justice, Megan Snyder, at any time.