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Student Court


About the Student Court

The Student Court exists to mediate any disputes that may arise between members of the Student Government Association. The Court also serves as the Traffic Appeals Court, which hears student appeals of traffic and parking citations issued by LUPD.

General inquiries about the Student Court may be directed to sgacourts@liberty.edu.

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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.

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 for all parties involved.

If you have an issue to bring to the Court’s attention, please submit your suit/appeal through the links provided.

  • File a Petition for a Ruling if you are seeking a ruling on the permissibility of an action already committed under a governing document within the Court’s jurisdiction (and any associated relief).
  • File a Certified Question if you are seeking the Court’s interpretation of a governing document within the Court’s jurisdiction. Note: this form should not be used regarding any actual case or controversy.
  • File a Petition for the Creation of an Investigative Committee if you believe that a member of the Executive or Legislative Branches has violated the Constitution or Code of Ethics and that such a behavior merits discipline up to impeachment. (Please refer to the Code of Ethics procedures on dispute resolution before submitting a Petition for the Creation of an Investigative Committee.)

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.

Click here to view the Student Court Bylaws (PDF).

As with any professional writing, the Court recommends that your written submission be concise.


Justices and Counsel

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Chief Justice

Caleb Webb

sgachiefjustice@liberty.edu

My name is Caleb Webb, and I am a senior majoring in Law & Policy and minoring in Biblical Studies, Philosophy, and Criminal Justice. I enjoy spending free time with friends, watching sitcoms and sci-fi, traveling, and exploring nature. I love being able to analyze and interpret rules to ensure results that best uphold fairness and the rule of law. I aspire to one day practice law as an attorney and ultimately work as a judge. If you are interested in what we do on the Student Court, feel free to contact me at sgachiefjustice@liberty.edu. I’d be happy to grab coffee!

Associate Justices

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Katie Cassady

Associate Justice
sgacourts@liberty.edu

My name is Katie Cassady, and I am a sophomore from Las Vegas, Nevada. Here at Liberty, I’m a dual major in Pre-Law: Law & Policy and History! In my free time, you can find me hanging out with family and friends or curling up with a good book. Jesus’ justice and grace drive my passion for the law, and I love serving on the court to demonstrate these qualities in a tangible way. I am honored to serve this amazing university as a Justice!

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Gianna De Rosa

Associate Justice
sgacourts@liberty.edu

My name is Gianna De Rosa, and I am a senior majoring in Government: Politics & Policy and minoring in Journalism. I am from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and in my free time I enjoy reading, spending time with friends, and trying new foods. I am honored to serve as an Associate Justice, and I look forward to serving my school and growing alongside my fellow Justices.

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Jacob Bull

Associate Justice
sgacourts@liberty.edu

Hello, my name is Jacob Bull, and I am a junior majoring in Government: Politics & Policy and minoring in Pre-Law. I am from Buffalo, New York, and in my free time I enjoy improving my fitness both running and in the gym, traveling, and participating on the Moot Court team. In the future, I’m inspired to practice law as an attorney and one day open up my own law firm. It is an honor to serve as an Associate Justice on the Student Court this year.

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Ethan Riley

Associate Justice
sgacourts@liberty.edu

My name is Ethan Riley, and I am a junior studying Aviation Administration with a minor in Aviation Safety. I am from Mebane, North Carolina, and I enjoy reading, flying, spending time outdoors, and volunteering in my community. I am honored to serve the students, faculty, and staff of this university through my role as Associate Justice.

Clerk of the Court

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Nancy Jane Jackson

Clerk of the Court
sgacourts@liberty.edu

Hello! My name is Nancy Jane Jackson, and this is my second year as the Clerk of the Court. My major is Digital Marketing and Advertising, and I have a minor in Spanish. You’ll most likely find me reading, enjoying the outdoors, or adding new travel destinations to my bucket list. I have loved serving in the role of Clerk, not only to serve the students on campus but also to grow as a member of SGA and experience more “behind the scenes” of what makes Liberty so great!


Serving on the Student Court

The Court is made up of four Associate Justices, a Chief Justice, and a Clerk of the Court.

Responsibilities include collaborating with other Justices in reviewing cases, conducting hearings, and developing rationales.

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