The Student Government Judiciary consists of nine justices. Out of those nine, 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.
Sam Taylor Hall was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After spending the first ten years of his life in Leesburg, VA he moved to Sarasota, Fl. After graduating from Sarasota High School in 2009, hall came to UNF. In the fall of 2009, President John Barnes appointed Hall to the Judicial Council where he currently serves as the most senior Justice. Sam is actively involved in his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and other clubs on campus. hall is currently interning with the United States Marshals Service with hopes to work in federal law enforcement upon graduating.
Sam Hackney was born in Alexandria, Virginia but moved to Rome, Italy for five years before moving back to the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He moved to St. Johns Florida in 2005 where he attended high school at Saint Josephs Academy in Saint Augustine, Florida. Sam came to UNF in the summer of 2009 and joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity in the fall semester. Sam was appointed to the position of Associate Justice on the Judicial Branch in January 2012. Sam is currently interning at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and is set to graduate in December 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a minor in Public Administration. Sam plans on being a Criminal Investigator for the Federal Government.
Gerard Lozano was born and raised in Jacksonville. He attended Orange Park High School and graduated with a 3.8 GPA. He was part of Beta Club, heavily involved with community service projects, and participated in many fundraising events for charities such as the American Cancer Society. Gerard Lozano joined the University of North Florida in 2011 fall and is currently a student this year as a junior. He is majoring in both English and Philosophy with a focus in Law Studies. He is also an associate justice for the Student Government's Judicial Branch, a brother of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, and practicing real-estate in northeast Florida. Gerard's aspiration is to become a supreme court judge in hopes of changing the future ideals and laws that can better the American society, and overall move the United States in a positive progression.
Ben was born and raised in Jacksonville. He went to school in St. Johns County, and graduated from Nease High School in 2011. Ben began attending UNF in the Fall of that year. On his second day at UNF, he joined Dr. Edwards' Pre-Law Program. In Spring of his freshmen year, he became involved with the Pre-Law Student Society, and was later elected vice president of the club for the 2012-2013 year. In Fall 2012, he was elected as the founding treasurer of the UNF chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, an international law fraternity, and was later elected president of the chapter for the proceeding year. Ben is currently pursuing a BBA in Economics with a minor in Community Leadership. He is excited about being involved in Student Government, and hopes to continue serving the student body during the rest of his time here at UNF.
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