By Shayna Herszage, Managing Editor
During the Wilf Campus General Assembly (GA) meeting on July 19, in accordance with the Wilf Campus Constitution, Zachary Greenberg, Yeshiva Student Union (YSU) president, nominated the Student Court justices, parliamentarian, and the chairmen of the Canvassing and Amendments Committees. Nominees were then voted on by the Wilf GA. The GA is comprised of Greenberg, Student Organization of Yeshiva (SOY) President Akiva Poppers, Sy Syms School of Business Student Council (SYMSSC) Wilf President Adam Baron, Yeshiva College Student Association (YCSA) President Ari Lowy, and Student Life Committee (SLC) Senior Co-Chair Scott Stimler.
The new Wilf Student Court consists of Chief Justice Bryan Lavi, Justices David Fleschner, Natan Pittinsky, Daniel Melool, and Levi Zwickler, and Justice Pro Tempore Avery Bell. The parliamentarian is Atid Malka, the Canvassing Committee chairman is Yitzchak “Dovie” Solomon, and the Amendments Committee chairman is David Tanner.
Explaining their reasoning and process for selecting the members of the Student Court, the GA stated:
“After a thorough process, Bryan Lavi was determined to be the most qualified candidate to serve as [c]hief [j]ustice. Bryan served as an [a]ssociate [j]ustice last year, and brings very crucial experience to the Court.
Chief Justice Lavi and multiple members of the GA conducted interviews with top candidates, who were either pre-law, privately mentioned their interest in joining the Court, or both. We incorporated the feedback from these interviews into the nomination and voting processes to ensure that the most qualified candidates were selected.”
While Chief Justice Lavi was not voted into his position at the time he helped the GA conduct interviews (he was voted in on July 19 with the other justices), his experience as a 2019-2020 member of the Student Court qualified him to help out.
Regarding his new position, Lavi said, “Baruch Hashem [Thank G-d], it was a great honor to serve last year as [a]ssociate [j]ustice, and I am very grateful to continue to serve on the court as [c]hief [j]ustice. I am looking forward to serving the student body to the best of my ability.”
The GA has expressed optimism and trust in those who have been voted onto the Student Court positions. “We strongly believe that the students we have chosen will administer justice without respect to persons, and faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon them as [j]ustices under the Constitution of the Wilf Campus,” the GA concluded.