Apply to the Supreme Court
- Justices must be Indiana University - Bloomington students.
- Undergraduate student Justices must be enrolled in at least six
credit hours of classes; graduate and professional student Justices
must be enrolled in at least three credit hours of classes.
- Justices must maintain good academic standing with the
University, as defined by their school or department.
- Justices may not serve in any non-judicial position in the
Indiana University Student Association or in any other position that
would conflict with their duties as Justices of the Court.
- Justices must agree to uphold the Code of Judicial Ethics
as presented in the Bylaws of the Supreme Court, all standing
rules of the Court, the
Indiana University Student Association
Bylaws, and the
Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.
- Justices must fulfill all duties of their office, including
attendance at Court meetings, hearings, and events, and serving on
university hearings and committees as requested by The Chief
Justice. The time commitment required by the Court is between
two and six hours per week; students are discouraged from applying
to the Court if they can not articulate how they will be able to
fulfill these obligations.
- The Supreme Court Justice Application includes a
mandatory release of academic and disciplinary records for all
applicants and a required confidentiality agreement for all
- Candidates selected through the Court's application and
interview process will be forwarded to the Student Body President,
who must then nominate the candidates for appointment by the Indiana
University Student Association Congress. Supreme Court
Justices must be confirmed by a majority vote of the legislative
body. Applicants should note that the Associate Justice
appointment process is highly competitive, typically involving ten
to fifteen times the number of applicants than the number of
- Associate Justices are appointed to three year terms, subject to
reappointment. There is no minimum term for Justices.
- The Supreme Court typically begins accepting applications in either February or March. This year's application period is open, and the deadline is February 22nd.
- The interview and selection process traditionally occurs in the middle of the
spring academic term each year. This year's interviews will be held March 8th-9th.
- Selected candidates will
be nominated for approval at the end of the spring semester or at the beginning of the following fall
semester to replace Justices retiring due to graduation. Under normal circumstances, the Court uses alternate candidates from the previous round of the
interview and selection process if a mid-term vacancy occurs.
- Please follow all directions on the application form.
The Court prefers electronic, Adobe PDF
format applications submitted by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Specifically, the Court asks that you use one of the following versions of Adobe Acrobat when filling out the application forms electronically: Acrobat Pro Extended 9.0, Acrobat Pro 9.3, and Acrobat X Pro. You may download this program for your computer from IUWare’s website at http://iuware.iu.edu/list.aspx?id=195, or, alternatively, you can access these programs through almost any computer on campus.
IUSA Supreme Court
Application as a PDF document (.pdf format)