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The Executive Committee

Chair – Kevin Warshaw

Kevin is a fourth-year student from Baltimore, Maryland. He is enrolled in the engineering school and planning to major in computer engineering with two minors in design integration and business. Outside of  UJC, Kevin is involved with 1in4, Madison House, the Meriwether Lewis Institute, Habitat for Humanity and Sigma Nu.

Vice Chair for First Years – Sam Powers

Sam is a third-year studying Biostatistics and Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. He grew up in Herndon, Virginia, just west of Washington DC. Outside of UJC, Sam serves in various capacities with the Music Mentors Program through Madison House, Housing and Residence Life Staff as an RA in First Year Dorms, the Legal Aid Justice Center, and Reformed University Fellowship.

Vice Chair for Trials – Megan Routbort

Megan is a master’s student in the McIntire School of Commerce. She graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 2018 with degrees in the English Distinguished Majors Program with Highest Distinction and the Global Environments and Sustainability Program. Outside of UJC, Megan works for the National Park Service, has served as the Vice President of the Jefferson Society, and has interned at the Women’s Center. She is from Houston, Texas, and loves taking advantage of Virginia’s natural beauty by running and biking around Charlottesville.

Vice Chair for Sanctions – Jordan Arnold

Jordan Arnold is a fourth year from Lexington, Virginia. She is double majoring in Political & Social Thought and Economics. Jordan is involved in the Virginia Review of Politics,  the University Guide Service, and Sustained Dialogue. 

Vice Chair for Graduate Students – Stephanie Ibanez

Stephanie Ibanez is a fourth year student in the College of Arts and Sciences.  She is majoring in Economics with a minor in Politics.  She is also a first year graduate student in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.  Outside of UJC, she is also involved in College Mentors for Kids and interns as a research analyst for the private sector Career Services Office at the Law School.  

Senior Counselor – Varun Sharma

Varun is a fourth-year in the McIntire School of Commerce studying Finance and International Economics, with a minor in Chinese Language and Literature. He is from Jersey City, New Jersey. Outside of the UJC, Varun is involved with HooThinks, the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, and the Virginia Review of Politics.

Senior Counselor – Trey McKula

Trey is a third-year double majoring in Economics  (concentration in Public Policy) and Philosophy. Outside of UJC, Trey works part time at a financial management firm in Charlottesville, is a member of the club water polo team, and is a brother of Sigma Pi. In his free time Trey enjoys swimming, fishing, and exploring local breweries.

Senior Educator – Shannon Cason

Shannon is a 3rd year in the College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in Cognitive Science with a minor in Spanish. She is from Baltimore, Maryland. Outside of the University Judiciary Committee, she is a part of the University Guide Service, a peer advisor in the Office of African American Affairs, and on the Academic and Career Development Committee of the Black Student Alliance.

Senior Investigator – Joseph Knofczynski

Joey is a second-year student at the Law School. He is from Pierre, South Dakota. Outside of the UJC, Joey is currently an Articles Editor for both the Journal of Law and Politics and the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal,  does pro bono legal work for the Rutherford Institute, and has been a Legal Writing Fellow.

Senior Data Manager and First Year Judiciary Committee Chair – Chirag Kulkarni

Chirag is a first year studying Mathematics and Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. He was born and raising in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Outside of the UJC, Chirag is involved with the Community Honor Fund and research in the Computer Science department.

First Year Judiciary Committee Vice Chair – Gabrielle Cox

Gabby is a second-year from Richmond, Virginia. She is in the College of Arts and Sciences where she is studying Politics and Arabic. Outside of the UJC, she is involved in Madison House, the University Board of Elections, Housing and Residence Life Staff as an RA, and Reformed University Fellowship.

 

The Representatives

The UJC consists of twenty-five Representatives elected from the eleven undergraduate and graduate schools of the University for one-year terms beginning April 1. Each school elects two Representatives, except for the College of Arts and Sciences which elects three. Representatives serve as judges during UJC trials and are responsible for the committee policy and procedure.

The Counselors

A counselor is assigned to both the complainant and the accused in each case, and it is the duty of the counselor to give their party a better understanding of the judicial process and to represent their party during a trial, if requested by the party. Counselors are well-versed in UJC policy and trial procedure.

The Educators

Education is a high priority of the Judiciary Committee. Students who are selected to be educators lead the Committee’s educational efforts to the University community. In addition, educators also work with guilty students sanctioned by the Judiciary Committee to obtain feedback regarding their experience with the judicial system.

The Investigators

One of the investigator’s duties is to question all parties involved in a case and college from them the relevant facts. These facts are compiled in a written report and presented at the time of the trial to a panel of judges so that they may acquaint themselves with the substance of the case

First Year Judiciary Committee

An autonomous subcommittee of the UJC, the First-Year Judiciary Committee (FYJC) hears all cases of alleged offenses by first-year students in the first-year living areas. Its procedures and jurisdiction closely mirror that of its parent body, the UJC.