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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.

Chief Justice

Alexandra Arias

Vice Chief Justice

TBD

Secretary of the Court

Michelle Wang

Associate Justices

Arnav Kacker, Mrunal Kulkarni, Armando Ruiz-Rosas, and Fadi Zaki  

Judicial Fellows

Alejandra Bolanos, Eva Cervantes, Wiltur Cho, Roshan Kannan, Kashish Rai and Adam Tomasek

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Alexandra Arias (asucrjustice@ucr.edu)

Hello hello! My name is Alexandra Arias, she/her, and I am a third year Political Science and Spanish double major. I am honored to have been entrusted by my fellow associate justices and Council members with the role of Chief Justice for the 2022-2023 term. In past years, the Judicial Council has largely been ushered to the side; we would only be called in at the end of the year for election’s violations and would be absent the rest of the year. The goal of my term is to establish and further fortify the foundation and presence of the Judicial Council in ASUCR. Above all, I hope to lead the Judicial Council effectively to ensure the ASUCR Constitution is upheld and followed in every corner of ASUCR fairly.

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Michelle Wang 

Hi everyone, nice to meet you all!  My name is Michelle and my pronouns are she/her. I am a second year student, double majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. A fun fact about me is that I will drink cold beverages all year long, no matter the weather or season. I also enjoy playing sudoku, experimenting with various baking techniques, and taking long walks. I decided to join the Council to meet peers with similar goals and further my interest in exploring different law fields. I greatly enjoyed my time on the Council last year and hope to expand on leadership and communication skills this year. I will continue to uphold Judicial values, ensure transparency between all branches and promote opportunities for growth!

TBD

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Arnav Kacker

Hey everyone! My name is Arnav Kacker and I am a second year Biology major. I joined the Judicial Council as I wanted to play a role in the positive impact ASUCR has on our student body. I received the amazing opportunity to serve as a Judicial Intern last year, and as a Justice this year I want to use what I have learned to make sure all actions and legislation passed by ASUCR are in line with the best interests of the UCR community. A fun fact about me is that my eyes are slightly different colors. I’m super excited to start working, and please feel free to reach out for anything!

 

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Mrunal Kulkarni

My name is Mrunal Kulkarni, she/her, I am a second year Neuroscience major and one of the new associate justices for the upcoming year! As an aspiring humanitarian lawyer, I joined the judicial council this year to utilize my skills in a setting which also allows for me to gain more knowledge in a judicial environment. The judicial council is an important branch of ASUCR, and one with the capability to ensure that we do right by the student body- which is why I believe that this position is the best fit for me. Over the course of the next three quarters, I hope to ensure that every student feels heard and their concerns are thoroughly addressed. As for my goals for this year; I hope to put the judicial council's name out there, and do justice to every student at UCR through my role within ASUCR.

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Armando Ruiz-Rosas

Hello, I am Armando Ruiz (he/him) a third-year public policy and Spanish major. A fun fact about me is that I like learning languages and aviation. I joined the Judicial Council as an Associate Justice this year because I believe that the student body deserves a fair Council that works for their best interests. This year I hope to build on what the Council is today and make it more transparent and effective for the student body.

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Fadi Zaki (He/Him/His)

I am a 4th-year Computer Science with Business Application Major. A fun fact about me is that I moved to America at 9 and switched from Biochem to CSBA in my second year. I have been involved in ASUCR since my second year at UCR starting from being on the Financial Committee and GCAP and then the joined Judicial Council in my third year. I decided to join the council because I sought an opportunity to be a part of a positive change in our community while upholding our constitution and deciding on what's right for our campus.

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Alejandra Bolanos

Hello everyone! My name is Alejandra Bolanos. I use she/her pronouns. I am a third year political science major with a concentration in law and society. A few fun facts about me is that I enjoy watching Disney movies and growing up I spend most weekends at Disneyland. Another fun fact is that I attended my first concert this summer to celebrate my golden birthday! I joined judicial because I want to further my knowledge in politics and government policies. I have considered myself a visual learner and in order to do this, I believe hands-on experience is the best method to learn new materials successfully. I also want to be more involved on campus and be part of my community to make up for the last two years I missed due to online learning. I hope to gain more experience and knowledge and become a leader. I want to learn skills that willallow me to be more confident in myself and my work. I also want to group as a team toaccomplish more things as a team. I hope I obtain a more open mind and allow myself to takecriticism and feedback and learn how to work under professional expectations and tasks.

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Eva Cervantes

I’m Eva Cervantes, my pronouns are she/her and I’m a third year Political Science major.

Fun fact: You can see me around campus on my scooter :D 

Last year I was a Judicial Council intern and I’m excited to be back as a fellow. I’m president of the Pre-law Lawtinx club. My skills are still evolving and the Judicial Council allows me to continue expanding my interpersonal skills. Because I plan on continuing my academic journey in Law School, this opportunity prepares me for the legal field. I hope I can serve all students and be an impartial voice for all matters. I enjoy working alongside the Justices and ensuring fairness in the ASUCR procedures!

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Wiltur Cho

Hey everyone my name is Willtur Cho and my pronouns are he/him. I am currently a second year political science major. Some fun facts about me are that I love to travel and have been to Asia and Mexico. I have also been to every single national park in the midwest and west coast of the US. During my free time, I enjoy listening to music, going to the gym, and going out to try new food or drink places in the area. This past summer, my friends and I explored and taste tested almost every boba shop in my hometown. I joined the Judicial Council because I want to be able to put my public speaking and advocating skills into use. I believe that the council's goals revolve around representing the student community and creating a safe environment where people’s voices can be heard. As a fellow, I want to learn how to implement these core values into our work and pass these beliefs and knowledge to further members of the council. This year I really hope to learn more about the dynamics of the Council, contribute my skills and experiences to my fellow peers, and ultimately work to represent and better the student community here at UCR.

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Roshan Kannan
Hello! My name is Roshan Kannan and I will be serving as a Judicial Fellow this year. My pronouns are he/him and I am a third year psychology major, aiming to become a PA one day. In my free time, you can find me at the SRC or at home laid back watching New Girl. I’m a huge sports fan and am very passionate about my Lakers. I joined Judicial this year to get involved on campus in ASUCR while also doing something I’ve always been interested in, law and justice. My goals for this year are to build off of last year’s success in helping students get involved in Judicial Council events, such as law week, and to ensure that our student body feels that their voices are heard when it comes to injustices occurring on campus. I look forward to working with the rest of our council and having a great year!

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Kashish Rai

Hi everyone! My name is Kashish Rai and I go by she/her pronouns. I am a first year political science student and I am very excited to be part of the judicial council for the 2022-2023 year. A fun fact about me is that I am obsessed with horror movies (even though I have to hide under a blanket for most of the movie). I joined the Judicial Council because I wanted to work with like-minded, motivated individuals who want to make UCR a better place and genuinely make meaningful changes in our school. This year, I hope to accomplish this by working with fellow peers and upperclassmen in making sure there are strides made for diversity in our legislation and in the processes of the ASUCR – in the clubs, organizations, and maybe even executive positions.

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Adam Tomasek

Hello, my name is Adam Milos Tomasek, my pronouns are he/him and my major is Business. Fun facts about me are that I was born and raised in the Czech Republic. I enjoy reading, working out, and baking. I want to better the students' lives at UCR while maintaining a high degree of dedication to the Constitution and by-laws.