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About the Board on Judicial Affairs

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The Board on Judicial Affairs (BJA) is a 15-person standing committee composed of Stanford faculty, staff and students (both graduate and undergraduate) that is charged with overseeing judicial affairs including adopting or modifying bylaws specifying policies and procedures, adopting and/or modifying the Student Conduct Penalty Code, and proposing amendments to the Student Judicial Charter of 1997

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The BJA consists of students jointly appointed by the Undergraduate Senate and the Graduate Student Council of the Associated Students of Stanford University, faculty appointed by the Senate of the Academic Council, and university staff approved by the Vice Provost for Student Affairs. 

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More About the BJA

In accordance with the Student Judicial Charter of 1997, the Board on Judicial Affairs welcomes input from members of the Stanford community and invites them to propose suggestions about modification of judicial procedures. The BJA encourages open discussion while also recognizing the necessity of confidentiality in its discussion of sensitive topics. Summarized minutes will continue to be published on the web. Requests to present business in front of the BJA should be directed to the BJA co-chairs. Guests will be invited to attend specific parts of BJA meetings as appropriate. The BJA will have an open forum at least once per year for the community to contribute public comment.

BJA Meeting Minutes

Please note that the practice of the BJA is to review and approve the minutes from each meeting at the subsequent meeting.  Meeting notes are uploaded upon BJA approval.

2022–23 BJA Meeting Minutes

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    Board Members, 2022–23 Academic Year


    • Jennifer Schwartz Poehlmann, Chemistry*
    • Keith Schwarz, Computer Science*, Chair
    • Ross Shachter, Management Science and Engineering*
    • Kären Wigen, History*
    • David Cohen, Classics*
    • Jennifer Chacon, Law School


    • Anna Wang, Law School*
    • Christopher Carter, Office of Student Engagement, Fraternity and Sorority Life*
    • Elsa Gontrum, Bechtel International Center*


    • Glen Husman, Computer Science (undergraduate)*, Chair
    • Jim Biernat Sr, Liberal Arts (graduate)*
    • Tiffany Saade, Political Science (undergraduate)*
    • Viktor Krapivin, Applied Physics (graduate)*
    • Kimberly Gonzalez-Zelaya, Undeclared (undergraduate)*
    • Allex Desronvil, Sociology (graduate)

    * returning member