Emily Harkin

Vice Chief Justice

The Vice Chief Justice steps into the role of Chief Justice in cases of their absence or incapacity, compiles minutes for the routine sessions of the court, maintains a comprehensive understanding and channels of accessibility of prior cases, drafts official decisions, and ensures the orderly functioning of the courtroom.

Class of 2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Major: English

Minor: Political Science; Criminology, Law, and Justice

Additional Involvement: UI Center for Human Rights, Workers Oral History Project, Iowa Public Opinion Lab (IPOL), Coalition to Abolish Prison Slavery (CAPS) Art Hawks, Wilder Things, Phi Alpha Delta

What are some goals and/or initiatives you are excited to work on this term?: I wish to establish a fair and equal hearings process that is responsive to the needs of students; promote awareness, transparency, and accessibility of the Student Judicial Court; and collaborate with student organizations to develop needed resources.