BJA bylaws to the Student Judicial Charter explained

Oct. 29, 2013, 2:21 a.m.

In June, the Board on Judicial Affairs (BJA), a 15-member committee composed of students, faculty and administrators, voted to adopt eight bylaws to the Student Judicial Charter, aiming to clarify the policies and procedures to be followed during Stanford’s judicial process.

Student government leaders first realized this fall that the bylaws had been approved, and have since argued the BJA should have sought their input prior to adoption.

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) last Wednesday exercised its veto power and overturned the eight bylaws, in part, because members said they had no input in the creation of the bylaws.

This week, the GSC and Undergraduate Senate will each vote on a bill to form a joint committee on judicial affairs, which would work with the BJA on creating a revised set of bylaws. With the discussion on the bylaws still ongoing, BJA co-chair Miles Seiver ’14 explained to The Daily what each was intended to achieve.

Click on the chart below to view each bylaw’s rationale.

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Click here to read the Student Judicial Charter.

Click here to read the eight bylaws in detail.

Contact Kurt Chirbas at kchirbas ‘at’

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