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Student Honor Court

Honor Court members serve as justices on cases alleging violation of the honor code by students. The Court is comprised of a chief justice and four associate justices – two third-year students, two second-year students and one first-year student.


Justices serve three one-year terms and are expected to attend meetings, write case opinions to assist the dean in making final determination, write advisory opinions, and make themselves available to faculty, staff and students in matters regarding the court or honor code. Justices are required to maintain a high level of discreetness, professionalism, and confidentiality commensurate with each Honor Court task being performed.

How to apply

Interested students are asked to submit a brief letter of intent explaining why they wish to participate along with detailing his or her qualifications. A group of students will be selected for interviews and asked to submit a résumé. GPA and class rank are not considered.

Students interview with available sitting justices, a member of the Honor Code/Court Committee, or the SBA President, or a combination of all three. The interviewers then submit their recommendations for a 1L justice and alternates to the SBA president who then makes appointments at a fall SBA meeting.

Learn more

Students may contact the current Chief Justice with inquiries.


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