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The Judicial Branch

How the Judicial Panel Works

The Judicial Panel (JP) is the judiciary branch of the Undergraduate Student Government. The Panel does not have a set schedule in which it convenes. Typically, the Panel meets bi-weekly during the autumn semester to review the Undergraduate Student Government’s governing documents, both to fully understand the guidelines, as well as to research and suggest changes to these documents. Justices may also attend General Assembly when proposing suggested changes to the documents. During the spring semester, the Panel meets more regularly, typically to discuss USG election procedures, plan and host information sessions for interested candidates of office, maintain a level playing field for all involved parties, and oversee the online voting system. The Panel also may review and investigate briefs filed regarding alleged violations of our governing documents at any point of the academic year.


Standing Rules of the Judicial Panel


The Judicial Panel is currently seeking applicants! If you are interested in applying, please submit a statement of interest to Members of the JP are appointed by the Vice President, and approved by the General Assembly.


Chief Justice Connor Greenwood

Connor Greenwood is a third-year Political Science and International Studies: Security and Intelligence major. He is a native Ohioan who enjoys traveling, watching the Buckeyes, and cheering on the Yankees. Connor also serves a mentor for the Politics, Society, and Law Scholars Program, and serves on the Board of Student Conduct. He holds experience in the Ohio House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. He currently is employed at Ohio Governor John Kasich’s Office. This is Connor’s second year serving on the Judicial Panel.



Benjamin Omar Allen

Bio to come

Michael Branum

Michael Branum is a second year Finance major from Jacksonville, Florida. During his first year in USG Michael served as both an Intern and a Committee Representative in the Student Affairs Committee. Moreover, Michael is a Politics, Society, and Law (PSL) Scholar. On campus Michael can commonly be found at Scott Traditions Dining Hall.


Ben Eyssen

Ben Eyssen is a third year Finance and History major from Brunswick, Ohio. Ben comes from a large family of seven. Other than student government, Ben is involved in the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, the OSU College Republicans, and h2o church.  He enjoys playing sports, reading, and traveling.  In addition to the Buckeyes, Ben is an avid fan of Cleveland sports.


Seth Lamp

Seth Lamp is a fourth year Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies major with  minor in Securities and Intelligence from Canton, Ohio. Seth attended Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville, Ohio graduating in 2013. Seth is also an Army ROTC cadet in the Buckeye Battalion. He has interned for the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the Columbus Police Cold Homicide Unit. Outside of academics, Seth is a fan of Cleveland sports. Seth has been a member of the JP since April 2015.


Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore is a second year Political Science and Economics major from Wadsworth, Ohio. During his first year in USG Ryan served as both an Intern and a Committee Representative in the Academic Affairs Committee. Outside of USG, Ryan is involved in undergraduate research in the departments of Political Science, Communication, and the Fisher College of Business. In addition, Ryan is a Politics, Society, and Law (PSL) Scholar. On campus Ryan can commonly be found at Derby Hall.


Justin Stover

Justin Stover is a fourth year Health Sciences and Biology major. Justin likes to keep himself busy and active everyday. He enjoys taking road trips, exploring new places around Columbus, and discovering new music. In addition, Justin is very involved in his fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.


Xavier Thomas-Hughes

Xavier Thomas-Hughes is a fourth year Political Science major with a minor in Economics from

Cleveland, Ohio. Xavier has previously clerked at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office and the Common Pleas Court. This is his second year on the Judicial Panel.


Nasra Warsame

Bio to come

Clerk of Court Theo Randolph