Judicial Branch

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The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Student Association balances power between three branches: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. Judicial authority is granted to the Student Court by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Student Association Constitution and to this end the Court is vested with the power to uphold the Constitution, interpret its meaning, and to adjudicate disputes within the Student Association and its members, as well as any UWLSA recognized organization. If you have a student organization issue, the Student Court is the place to go.The Court also acts as a liaison between students and faculty for organizational issues.

For further information on the role of the Student Court, refer to the Rules of Procedure. If you are interested in pursuing a matter of concern with the Court, please check out the Judicial Process Flowchart button below, along with the other buttons.


Robert Gorde

Chief Justice

My name is Robert Gorde, currently I am a junior majoring in Philosophy with a minor in International Studies. I’m from North Prairie, Wisconsin, a small town located in Waukesha County. After UWL I plan on volunteering in the Peace Corps, after which I plan to attend law school (no school in particular, but my aspirations lie on the East Coast), with aspirations of becoming a corporate lawyer. This is my third year on Student Court, and my first as Chief Justice.

Email: gorde.robert@uwlax.edu

Haley Maus


My name is Haley Maus, I am a junior at UWL double majoring in International business and French with an emphasis in economics. I enjoy reading, playing beach volleyball with my friends and my involvement in student organizations on campus. After graduation, I am considering attending graduate school for economics to focus on my passion of international economics accountability and ethics. This is my second year as a court justice I look forward to continuing to serve the UWL community in the coming years.

Chris Paul


My name is Chris Paul and I am a senior majoring in Political Science and Public Administration with minors in Economics and Legal Studies. This is my third year at UWL, transferring here after my freshman year and I am from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When I find free time, I spend it enjoying the outdoors, reading about history and politics, and hanging out with friends. After graduating from UWL, I hope to go to graduate school to get a Masters in Urban Planning and Masters in Public Affairs/Administration.

Ben Ames


My name is Ben Ames, I am a non-traditional student in my second year back at UWL. This is my first year serving as a Student Court Justice. I am a double major in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Legal Studies. After I graduate from UWL I plan on attending law school. In my free time I enjoy reading, playing music, hanging out with my dog, and training Muay Thai, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts.

Anya Kusnierewicz


My name is Anya Kusnierewicz and I am currently a freshman majoring in political science with a minor in legal studies. I enjoy hiking, traveling, and playing badminton and tennis. After graduation I plan to attend law school in Colorado to study and practice environmental law. This is my first year serving on Student Court and I am looking forward to continuing my work as a justice for the years to come.