Who We Are:
The Purdue Student Government Court is comprised of nine undergraduate student Justices and two graduate student Justices in addition to many assistant clerks. Of the eleven Justices, there is one Chief Justice (appointed by the Student Body President) who serves along side of the Vice-Chief Justice, the Administrative Justice, the Promotions Justice and the Justice of the Clerks.
What We Do:
All of the Judicial Powers of Purdue Student Government are vested in the PSSC. This includes but is not limited to the review of any document or action of the PSG with regard to its Constitutionality. PSSC shall also be responsible for mediating and resolving disputes between any member of the PSG and other parties relating to the Constitution and the procedures and policies of the PSG. In addition to the PSG responsibilities, the PSSC also serves the student body of Purdue University directly through Traffic Court, and Student Legal Resources, and Know Your Rights Week.
Held weekly in Rawls Hall room 1071, the Traffic Court provides a chance for students who feel that they have been wrongly ticketed by Parking Services to present their case in the hope of getting their ticket excused. Once a case has been presented, the PSSC will closely examine the facts presented by the student and Parking Services in order to determine a final ruling. Any student interested in presenting a case may sign up at the Parking Services office.
Student Legal Resources (SLR):
Student Legal Resources are offered to any student who has found him or herself in need of professional legal advice. The PSSC acts as a mediator between students and law professionals by setting up students with a referral for a free legal consultation. Any students interested in receiving a referral should contact the PSG in Stewart G6 or by phone (765-494-7201) to make an appointment. For general legal questions, please see the form below.
Know Your Rights Week
Every spring, PSSC will host a weeklong event to raise awareness about personal rights. In the past, this week, known as Know Your Rights Week, has presented speakers discussing alcohol related issues, identity theft, landlord-tenant issues, careers in law, and many more. In addition, the final event of the week is Free Talk to a Lawyer Day, in which lawyers from the West Lafayette community come to campus to offer legal advice to anyone in need. Look for more information in the spring!