Supreme Court

The Student Government Judiciary consists of seven justices. Out of those seven, a Chief Justice is elected annually to preside over the Office of the Judiciary. It is the duty of these persons to interpret the Student Government Constitution and Statutes. The judiciary also settles disputes or complaints that students may have with Student Government, its agencies, and SG funded clubs. The Judiciary is the final say on issues of noncompliance, judicial complaint, or impeachment. Members gain important experience in the areas of due process and proper judicial procedure. They also represent the student body on the Academic Appeals Committee, Student Conduct, Parking Appeals Board, J-hold and Fee Appeal Committees.

 

Associate Justices 

 

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Associate Justice

Lauren Branch

 

 Lauren Branch is a senior at UNF, and is majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Literature. She is originally from Flint, Michigan but moved to St. Augustine, Florida with her family and attended school there. Lauren was an active member of the Phi Alpha Delta Flagler College chapter, and is now a member of the UNF Student Government Judicial Branch. She has worked for several law firms specializing in medical malpractice, family, and personal injury law. Lauren aspires to attend law school at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and pursue a career in criminal law.

 

 

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Associate Justice

 Cassidy Keefe

 

 Cassidy Keefe is a Junior here at the University of North Florida. She is from Boynton Beach/ Wellington Florida and is majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. She is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, and is an active sister of Delta Gamma. She has been involved with Student Government since Spring 2015. First as a Senator, and then as the University and Student Affairs Chair for the Legislative Branch, and now as an Associate Justice. In the future she hopes to pursue a law degree and practice within Family Law.

 
Jesse Lard

Associate Justice

 Jesse Lard

 

 Jesse Lard is a Junior at UNF majoring in Astrophysics with a minor in Mathematics. He was born in Jacksonville but was raised in Panama City, Florida. After working 6 years as a full time Paramedic in Panama City, Jesse came back to Jacksonville to attend UNF. After UNF he plans to attend graduate school for astrophysics or attend law school. In addition to serving in the Student Government, Jesse is an active member of the Society of Physics Students and the Astronomy club. He is also leading, or a part of, several research projects within the physics department. In his free time Jesse enjoys playing racquetball and spending time with his wife Sandi, son Judah, and daughter Lorelai.

 

 

 

 
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Associate Justice

Jocelyne Vasquez

Jocelyne Vasquez is a sophomore at the University of North Florida majoring in Political Science (public law) with a minor in Spanish. After graduating Jocelyne plans to join the Peace Corps in hopes of gaining a better understanding of the world and helping those in need. Jocelyne’s ultimate goal is to attend law school mostly concentrating in immigration law so that she can be a better advocate for immigrants. In her free time, you can find Jocelyne either with her family or at the beach.