This organization shall be known as the Black Law Student Association (hereinafter referred to as "Organization" or "BLSA").
The purpose of the Organization shall be to utilize the collective resources of the member chapters to:
Eligibility for Membership: General Membership shall consist of any matriculated law student at the University of New Mexico School of Law who agrees to adhere to the purpose of the Organization.
Classification of Membership:
Rights of Membership: Only Active members of the Organization shall have the right to vote, the right to hold office, or the right to represent this Organization in the official capacity. Honorary members may participate in all activities of the Organization except those enumerated in this section. Associate members may participate as non-voting members in all other activities of this Association.
Duties of Membership: Regular participation in the activities of this Organization is incumbent upon each member.
Payment of Dues: In order to constitute active membership, as stated in Article III, Section II (A), each member shall remit payment of dues. Dues shall be submitted no later than December 1st of each year. The amount of the dues required of each member shall be determined by the governing body.
Eligibility of Officers: Persons eligible to hold an office of the Executive Board (hereinafter referred to as the "Board") of this Organization must be an active member of the Organization for the entire term.
Financing: This Organization shall be financed primarily by dues, fundraising activities and donations.
Classification of Officers: The Officers of this Organization shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and a Treasurer. These Officers shall perform duties prescribed by the Bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by this Organization.
Election of Officers: The Officers shall be elected by a majority of the voting members.
Terms of Office: The Officers shall hold office for a term of one (1) year. A term of office shall commence May 1st and shall terminate April 30th of the following year.
Organization Meetings: The Organization shall meet at least once a month. In case of emergency or urgent matters, any officer shall call a meeting no later than 24 hours before anticipated time. Meetings may be announced via posted flyer, word of mouth, and/or Email.
A quorum of the Organization shall consist of a simple majority.
Legislation: All legislation of the Organization will be initiated by the Officers and adopted by a simple majority vote by the membership.
Adoption: The Constitution and Bylaws of the Organization shall be adopted by a simple majority vote by the membership.
Amendments: Any amendment(s) must be adopted by a simple majority vote of the membership.