Meet the Branch

The Judicial Branch is composed of four Associate Judges and one Chief Judge, nominated by the President, and confirmed by the Senate, to terms that last as long as they are students at the law school. The Court interprets the Constitution and Bylaws and settles other disputes. It may also issue advisory opinions upon request from the Senate.

2019-2020 Branch Membership

Chief Judge Kiera Lindsey (3L)

Kiera Lindsey is a 3L who grew up in multiple places around the world as far as Germany with her military parents. She considers Panama City, Florida her hometown. Before law school, Kiera received a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Criminology from the University of Florida. She is planning on pursuing a career in Family Law and Litigation.

Associate Judge Caroline Sessions (3L)

Caroline Sessions is a 3L who grew up in Ocala, Florida. Prior to law school, she obtained a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Public Leadership from the University of Florida. During law school, Caroline has interned for a federal district court judge and the United States Sentencing Commission. She plans to pursue a career at the intersection of law and policy.

Associate Judge James Lego (3L)

James Lego is a 3L from Suffolk, Virginia. He obtained his B. Music in Music Performance with a focus in composition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2011. Prior to attending law school, James worked as a pianist, music teacher, and piano technician in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. While in law school, he has interned with the National Endowment for the Humanities and McGuireWoods LLP. James plans to pursue a career in litigation.

Associate Judge Sarah J. Brown (2L)

Sarah J. Brown is a part-time 2L who grew up outside of Rochester, New York. For the past five years Sarah has worked in Washington, DC, holding various positions in congressional and government affairs. Currently, Sarah works full-time as a staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives while she attends evening classes. Prior to living in DC, Sarah played collegiate soccer in Upstate New York and then transferred to Liberty University to graduate with a B.A. in Politics & Policy.

Associate Judge Nurlan Orujlu (1L)

Nurlan Orujlu is a 1L who grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan. Before law school, Nurlan earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. After graduation, he worked as a paralegal for a mid-sized law firm in Washington, D.C. Outside of school, Nurlan enjoys playing chess, improving his foreign language skills, and playing/watching sports.