Judiciary

The Court's jurisdiction extends to all cases or controversies arising under this Constitution, legislation of the Senate, and to other areas as provided by the Administration of the Washington College of Law. The Court is the final arbiter of this Constitution. The Court may choose to exercise jurisdiction over conflicts within or between student organizations provided the conflict is within the juriscition of the Court pursuant to Article III Section III of the Constitution of the Wasington College of Law.

Nominations to the Judiciary for 2013-2014 have been made. The Chief Justice was confirmed unanimously last year. The four associate Justices will have confirmation hearings the first week of school.

Chief Justice Marcus Childress

Marcus A.R. Childress is a native of Chester, VA and a graduate of George Mason University.  Marcus has a B.S. in Systems Engineering and previously worked as a defense contractor.  After law school, Marcus hopes to become a trial attorney with particular interests in Intellectual Property and Constitutional Law.  At WCL, Marcus currently serves as the SBA Chief Justice, and has served as Vice President of the Black Law Students Association, and as a blogger for the Intellectual Property Brief.  Furthermore, Marcus has worked at the US Court of Federal Claims (Vaccine Court), DLA Piper's Pro-Bono Program, and Dickstein Shapiro's Summer Associate Program.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Justice M. Tyler BrownTyler Brown

 

Tyler grew up in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in his degree, Exercise and Sport Science. His undergraduate thesis, Media March Madness: A Comparative Content Analysis of 2006 and 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s National Basketball Tournament Broadcasts, is currently being published in the International Journal of Sport Management. Tyler wrote on to the American University Law Review as a 1L at WCL. In the summer of 2013, Tyler worked in New York City at the in-house counsel for The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., and he will serve as a Dean’s Fellow to Professor David Snyder during the upcoming academic year.

 

Associate Justice Diana Damschroder

Diana is originally from Ohio and graduated from Miami University in 2008 with a B.A. in International Studies. After graduation, Diana held positions at Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Change That Works supporting grassroots movements in the passage of progressive legislation, including health care reform. Most recently, as Human Rights Award Manager at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Diana worked in partnership with human rights defenders around the world and researched domestic human rights issues. At WCL, Diana is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Human Rights Brief, a student attorney for the UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic, a staff member of American University Law Review, and a Student Advisory Board Member for the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Justice Rose Monahan

Hi, I'm Rose and I'm excited to be part of the Court during my second year at WCL. I'm originally from south of Pittsburgh, and I graduated from Penn State, where I majored in Political Science and English. I'm interested in pursuing environmental and property law. I am also a member of the Administrative Law Review and the Sustainable Development Law and Policy Brief.

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Justice Renato Perez

 


Please email sba@wcl.american.edu with any questions.