Student Judiciary


ASM Student Judiciary


The ASM Student Judiciary oversees ASM elections and resolves disputes between the Associated Students of Madison and other parties. Seven student justices recommended by the Nominations Board and approved by Student Council comprise the Student Judiciary, serving four-year terms each.

The Student Election Commission (SEC) is a subcommittee of the Student Judiciary that plans and executes the election. It is comprised of a Chair and Vice-Chair and a number of hired commissioners who work on many different aspects of the election ranging from design and advertising to candidate outreach.

Student Judiciary decisions are organized, summarized, and compiled in the Digest of Reported Opinions of the Student Judiciary of the Associated Students of Madison.


The Student Judiciary hears and decides cases regarding a variety of subjects:

  • Viewpoint neutrality appeals involving the appropriation of funds
  • Election complaints about candidate conduct or referenda restrictions
  • Complaints on discipline of a Registered Student Organization
  • General disagreement arising under the laws of ASM

Regular business meetings do not occur during the summer months. Check back near the Fall semester for the Fall regular business meeting schedule.

Contact the Chief Justice, William Olson, for media relations, open records requests, and general information regarding Student Judiciary operations and procedures.


Student Judiciary Members:

Chief Justice: William Olson
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00PM, ASM Office, 4th floor of the SAC

Vice Chief Justice: Ben Smith
Office Hours: Fridays, 12:20 – 2:20PM, ASM Office, 4th floor of the SAC

Associate Justices: Zach Urisman, Alex Canin, Noah Roberts, Alex Mezera

Student Election Commission Chair: Kate Wehrman

Public Defender: Josh Gerrelts
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:15 – 4:15PM, ASM Office, 4th floor of the SAC

Solicitor General: Niklas Vakil
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 11:00AM – 1:00PM, UW Law School Student Commons (Atrium)


Resources for Students

Resources for Complaints and Appeals

SJ Cases and Decisions

SJ Orders