The Judicial Council of the ASUCR shall be vested with the judicial authority of the Association. The Council’s authority shall extend to all judicial cases, including having the sole authority to resolve conflicts between the Legislative or Executive Branches and/or within the branches themselves.
Justices are tasked with ensuring the efficient and ethical operations of ASUCR, which involves understanding of the ASUCR Constitution and Bylaws, reviewing financial allocations, verifying the legality of all approved legislation, regulating and reviewing all elections violations during the yearly elections, and reviewing any cases of a request for censure and/or removal of a member of ASUCR as outlined in the ASUCR Constitution and Bylaws.
Vice Chief Justice
Secretary of the Court
Hello! My name is Mohamad Almouazzen and I am beyond honored to serve as the 2021 - 2022 Chief Justice of the Judicial Council. A little bit of information about myself, I’m a 4th year undergraduate studying Political Science and History with an emphasis on Pre-Law. I was born in Lebanon and moved to the States early, but my Middle-Eastern background has been a central part of my identity. This year I hope to bring genuine change to the Judicial Council. For a long time, this third branch of ASUCR has been relegated to the sidelines, primarily focused on election violations happening at the end of the academic year. While this was, and will remain, a pivotal aspect of our job, I believe we can do so much more. As Chief Justice, it is my goal to expand the role of the Judicial Council to better serve the student body. Working closely with my team, I see Judicial becoming more than just a student court, but a genuine and impartial voice for all matters. From adjudicating issues within ASUCR and the general student body, to working with Student Conduct, to facilitating conflict resolution with faculty, and working with Student Orgs on campus, this year is going to be one of change and advocacy. If you have any questions about what we do, our plans, or want to join the Council, please don’t hesitate to email me!
I'm Dhiresh Bandaru, a 4th year Neuroscience Major and Finance Minor, and I have the honor to serve as the Vice Chief Justice of the ASUCR Judicial Council. This year I plan to work alongside my fellow Justices, Senators, and Executive branch members in order to ensure the ethical, and just operations of ASUCR whilst also bringing about Constitutional reform. If you ever have any questions about ASUCR, or the Judicial Council, don't hesitate to reach out to us!
My name is Fadi Zaki, I am a third-year Computer Science with Business Application. My involvement in UCR organizations stretches vastly, from being an officer in the Cryptopedia Club, educating students in the world of cryptocurrency, to being an operations committee member of Citrus Hack as well as a BCOE Development Ambassador, working closely with the assistant dean of development to give input on the different issues and events that occur within the BCOE college. I am excited to serve as your newly appointed ASUCR Justice!
I'm Lakshya, a fourth year Biology major and Business Management minor! I'm from the Bay Area but UCR has my heart, I love our campus! I am currently on the board for Global Medical Brigades, a nonprofit organization and club, and through it I hope to be able to serve an underprivileged community in the near future. In my free time I like to spend time hiking or going to the beach with my family and dog, Nova. I became a part of the Judicial Council to ensure the continuation of ethical operations of ASUCR and to implement the ASUCR Constitution impartially. I am so excited to serve as a Justice and make my last year at UCR special!
I am a third year undergraduate student majoring in Sociology. Currently, I serve as the Chapter President of The Women's Network, the nation's largest collegiate networking organization for women. Additionally, I work as a CHASS F1RST Peer Educator and volunteer as a Sexaul Assault & Violence Education Peer Educator with the UCR CARE Office. I became an Associate Justice on the Judicial Council because I aspire to become an attorney and to be a proactive member of our UCR community. I want to uphold the integrity of the law and values of ASUCR while serving, protecting, and representing the student body through this position.
I’m a first year Philosophy student, fresh out of high school! I’m from the San Gabriel Valley region and coming to UCR has definitely been a change of pace. I am primarily involved with the International Affairs office and now, becoming the newest Judicial Fellow has been such an enriching experience. It is a great way to expand on my communication skills, meet and work with people of diverse backgrounds, and gain valuable experiences that would help me in graduate school. In my spare time, I enjoy taking long walks, reading, and playing badminton. I will, to the best of my abilities, assist the Justices in deliberation, provide feedback, and uphold the ASUCR Constitution without biases. I look forward to making the Judicial Council a more integral part of our student community!