- Active membership of the association will consist of any enrolled law-student or law-school faculty member that clearly exemplifies a commitment to the furtherance of this organization’s goals.
- Active membership will consist of law-students and law-school faculty that have satisfied their required dues.
- Students that do not conduct themselves in a manner aligned with this organization’s values shall be struck from active membership for just cause at the board’s discretion.
- Students that do not satisfy their required dues for a period exceeding one year shall be struck from active membership at the Board’s discretion.
- Active membership in this Organization will consist of law-students and law-school faculty exclusively.
- All members shall pay dues. Dues amounts shall be determined by the Board.
- Dues shall be directed towards the maintenance of this Organization and the furtherance of its goals.
Executive Board Composition
- The officers of the Organization will consist of an Executive Board. The Executive Board will consist of the following officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.
- The President or Vice-President of this organization may temporarily occupy one additional office in the event of a vacancy in the office(s) of the secretary or treasurer.
Powers of the Executive Board
- The Executive Board will have broad discretion in administering any program in the furtherance of this Organization’s goals.
- The Executive Board will have the power to create committees and committee chair offices as deemed necessary to further the goals of this Organization.
- Committee members and chairpersons shall be appointed by the President or Vice-President from the active membership.
- Appointed members shall have the power to make motions at this Organization meetings.
- Appointed chairpersons are not considered Executive Board members for quorum or voting purposes. For such purposes they are considered normal members.
- Any decision of the Executive Board shall be made at a duly called meeting where there is a quorum.
- Board approval is defined as a simple majority vote by the Executive Board.
Responsibilities of Officers
- President:The President of this Organization will be responsible for:
- Exercising general authority over the business and activities of this Organization;
- Chairing meetings;
- Serving as the LSAGR representative; and
- Performing any extra duties the Board may assign to them.
- Vice-President:The Vice-President of this Organization shall be responsible for:
- Exercising general executive authority over the business and activities of this Organization, and chairing all Board meetings in the event of the President’s absence; and
- Performing any other duties they have been assigned by the President or the Board.
- Secretary:The Secretary of this Organization shall be responsible for:
- Producing and distributing the minutes and agenda for all of this organization’s meetings;
- Distributing to each member a copy of this Organization’s Constitution and Bylaws;
- Coordinating the communication of information; and
- Performing any other functions they may be assigned by the President or the Board.
- Treasurer:The Treasurer of this Organization shall be responsible for:
- Handling all of this Organization’s funds and ensuring they are deposited in the manner consistent with University policy;
- Ensuring the production of correct financial records;
- Accounting for all funds received and distributed by this Organization;
- Producing financial reports for the Board;
- Co-signing all necessary financial documents with the President, Vice-President, or Secretary as necessary;
- Producing an Organization Budget for the year at the first regularly scheduled board meeting, to include:
- Statement of accounts,
- Statement of unpaid bills,
- Statement of transfers,
- Statement of income,
- Detailed account of how all funds were used,
- Detailed account of anticipated expenses based on future needs, history, and accounting for emergencies.
- Performing any other functions, they have been assigned by the President or the Board.
Succession of Officers
- In the event that the President is unable to complete their term of office, the Vice-President will rise to assume the position of President for the remainder of the term.
- If the Vice-President is unable to assume the Presidential Office, a new acting President will be elected by a majority vote. In the event that any other Officer is unable to complete their term of office, the Board will elect a replacement for them. Their replacement will serve the remainder of their term.
Responsibilities of the Advisor
- To provide advice, feedback and evaluate this Organization's activities and goals.
- To offer constructive support, resources, and guidance to this Organization’s President and Board.
- To serve as a liaison between this Organization and other faculty members, staff and administrators.
Officers will be elected annually by a majority of members current on their dues. If a position becomes vacant at any point during the year, another person will be elected by a majority vote, and they will serve in that position for the remainder of the existing term. If an officer is not fulfilling their duties, and the majority of active members vote to remove them, that officer will be required to vacate the position. The removed officer may appeal the decision.
This Organization is empowered to establish its rules of order through the adoption of some form of parliamentary authority.
Robert's Rules of Order
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern this Organization in all cases where they are applicable and in which they are consistent with this Organization’s Constitution and Bylaws and any other special rules of order this Organization may adopt.
The Parliamentarian shall be the final authority, of these bylaws. They will have the final power to decide all questions regarding the interpretation and construction of the parliamentary authority and this Organization’s procedural rules. The Parliamentarian will be responsible for providing delegates with current procedural rules.
Any active member can propose an amendment to this Organization’s constitution and/or bylaws. For an amendment to be ratified, an affirmative vote of ¾ of active members current on their dues is required.