All-Campus Judicial Council


“May the Other Part Also Be Heard”

The All-Campus Judicial Council (ACJC) is the Judicial Branch of the Students’ Association Government. ACJC serves both as the Students’ Association highest court and as a hearing panel, authorized by the University, to address alleged violations of the student conduct standards. Fundamental to each of these roles is that ACJC provides a true jury of one’s peers. For more information, contact Chief Justice Hanna Schwartzbaum.

Council Leadership

  • Hanna Schwartzbaum

    Chief Justice

    Class Year: 2015
    Majors: Psychology & Spanish
    Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
    Involved in Campus: Meridian, Psych Research, Alpha Phi Sorority

  • Duncan Graham

    Associate Chief Justice

    Class Year: 2015
    Majors: Economics
    Hometown: Old Greenwich, CT
    Involved in Campus: Mock Trial, Writing Fellows

Meet the Council

  • Patrick Mcconeghy

    Associate Justice

    Class Year: 2017
    Majors: Economics, Business
    Hometown: Rochester, NY
    Involved in Campus: Mock Trial, Speaking Fellows, Meliora Capital Management

  • Daniel Tucker

    Associate Justice

    Class Year: 2015
    Majors: Mathematics and Economics
    Hometown: Pittsford,NY
    Involved in Campus: Naval ROTC, Chi Phi Fraternity

  • Wesline Manuelpillai

    Associate Justice

    Class Year: 2016
    Majors: Political Science
    Hometown: Horseheads, New York
    Involved in Campus: AKPsi Business Fraternity, Peer Career Advisor

  • Taylor Watson

    Associate Justice

    Class Year: 2015
    Majors: Economics, US Military Policy and Culture
    Hometown: San Antonio, TX
    Involved in Campus: UR Newman, Student Leadership Institute

  • Alec Girten

    Associate Justice

    Class Year: 2017
    Majors: Philosophy and Microbiology
    Hometown: Breckenridge, CO
    Involved in Campus: MERT

  • Madalina Ciocanu

    Associate Justice

    Class Year: 2017
    Majors: International Relations
    Hometown: Chisinau, Moldova
    Involved in Campus: WRUR, DLH, RLP, EcoReps

  • Sarah Pisaniello

    Associate Justice

    Class Year: 2016
    Majors: International Relations
    Hometown: Lowville, NY
    Involved in Campus: Freshman Fellow, College Feminsts, Quidditch Team, UPSIRC

  • Dominick Schumacher

    Associate Justice

  • Julia Ross

    Associate Justice

    Class Year: 2016
    Majors: Linguistics
    Hometown: Kent, OH
    Involved in Campus: MERT, Meridian, Alpha Phi Sorority, Undergraduate Research

More Information

Reviewing Actions of the SA Government

ACJC functions as a supreme court within the Students’ Association Government. The SA Constitution grants the All-Campus Judicial Council the authority to interpret and review the actions of the Student Association Senate, organizations, and the student body. For example, the council decides several cases related to the Senate elections. If you believe the actions of the SA President, Senate, or any of its standing committees have harmed you or your organization through a violation of the SA Constitution or its bylaws, you can contact the All-Campus Judicial Council for redress of your grievances.

Use the Appeal Form!

In so doing, ACJC interprets the SA Constitution and its bylaws to determine the appropriate outcome, based on the preexisting rules of the Student Association. Decisions of ACJC are not subject to review or reversal by the SA Senate or President.

What ACJC Does

All Students’ Association hearings are open to all members of the University community.

Landmark ACJC Cases

Chizoba Umesi v. Students’ Association Senate (January 29, 2010) – ACJC Decision (PDF) Johnathan Fuentes v. Senate Elections Committee (Tom Hayes, Chair) (March 26, 2005) – ACJC Decision (PDF) Fraser Injunction (February 25, 2005) – AJCC Decision (PDF) Princy Thottathill v. ACJC (Dave Iseminger, Chief Justice) (October 13, 2004) – ACJC Decision (PDF) Appeal of Joe Cala v. SA Senate Elections Committee (October 9, 2004) – ACJC Decision (PDF) Joe Cala v. Senate Elections Committee (October 1, 2004) – ACJC Decision (PDF) Bowser Injunction (November 10, 2003) – ACJC Decision (PDF) Appeal of Atul Gulati & Lonny Mallach v. SA Senate (March 21, 2003) – ACJC Decision (PDF) Atul Gulati & Lonny Mallach v. SA Senate (March 2, 2003) – ACJC Decision (PDF) Anna Czapla, et al., Petitioners v. Senate Elections Committee (March 27, 2002) – ACJC Order of Contempt (PDF) Anna Czapla, et al., Petitioners v. Senate Elections Committee (March 24, 2002) – ACJC Decision (PDF)

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