Judicial Branch

Want free professional legal advice on UWL-related issues? Feel free to contact our university lawyer, funded by Student Association!

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.

David Fernandez


My name is David A. Fernandez and I’m a Political Science BA major, with a course focus in law. I was born in Mexico, but I’ve lived in the Madison area most of my life. After UWL, I will be pursuing a PhD in politics. I hope to teach and later work for federal governments and the international system, such as non-governmental organizations like the UN. I’m in the business of public service and public interest, so that is where I want to dedicate my life to. I have a 140 lbs. Neo Mastiff and he’s the best things that’s ever happened to me.

Chris Paul


Isabella Lovinger