Attorney General or Student Advocate
The Judicial Commission is accepting applications for the positions of attorney general and student advocate. The Commission is looking for student leaders who have an interest in helping to guide their peers through Wofford’s Judicial System and establish high standards for our college community. Applicants should be men and women of good character, sound judgment, have demonstrated scholastic achievement, and possess inquisitive minds. Anyone may apply to be the attorney general or student advocate.
Please complete this application by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 13, 2012. Candidates should not be guilty of violations of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
The Office of the Attorney General
The attorney general shall be appointed by the Judicial Commission and shall be a full-time student at Wofford College. The Judicial Commission may appoint more than one attorney general.
2. Purposes and Duties
a. To notify students charged with violations of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, acts of the Assembly, and other regulations of Wofford College as to the time of the hearing, the charges against the accused, the defendant’s procedural rights, and the procedures by which the hearing will be conducted.
b. To attend to the procurement of the prosecution in the judicial proceedings of the Administrative Court, the Judicial Court and the Appeals Court. In all cases of original jurisdiction, the attorney general shall normally be the prosecutor. If the attorney general cannot serve because of academic or personal commitments, the Dean of Students may serve in this capacity.
c. To serve in an advisory capacity when called by the Judicial Commission.
d. To present charges against students to the Judicial Commission for decision on original jurisdiction.
The Office of the Student Advocate
a. The Student Advocates shall be appointed by the Judicial Commission and shall be a full-time student at Wofford College.
b. The Student Advocates may not hold a position on Campus Union, Honor Council or serve as a Judicial Commissioner or Attorney General.
c. The Student Advocates shall be trained in Judicial and Administrative Court procedures, and must be familiar with the code.
2. Purposes and Duties:
a. To protect the rights of students charged with violations of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and protect the defendant’s procedural rights, and oversee the procedures by which the trial will be conducted.
b. To attend to the assistance of students requesting representation in the judicial proceedings of the Administrative Court, the Judicial Court or the Appeals Court. The student advocate may not prosecute a case.
c. To serve as an advisor to the Judicial Commission when called.
d. To represent any students charged with violations at their request. Representation is not mandatory. Students reserve the right to request their own representative or represent themselves.
For a complete description of the Judicial Commission as listed in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities check in the Student Handbook.
Have you ever been charged with a violation of the Wofford College Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities? If yes, please explain.
Have you ever been charged with a crime? If yes, please explain.
Of what chartered organizations are you a member?
Do you hold any leadership organizations in them?
How will you schedule your academic and social activities so you have 1-6 hours a week to work to make the College's Judicial System successful?
How do you plan to be an effective attorney general or student advocate?
Describe a time in your life when you demonstrated integrity and honesty:
List the name of a faculty or staff member at Wofford who can attest to your integrity: