The Pre-Law Club will be involved in Law related activities on campus: -We will strive to bring in speakers on current legal issues and host forums for the Gustavus Community at least once a year. --Throughout the year, the PLC provides information to their members about preparation for Law school as well as LSAT preparation help.
ARTICLE I: Title- The name of this organization shall be The Pre Law Club of Gustavus ARTICLE II: PURPOSE The purpose of the Pre Law Club is to educate potential pre-law students about the academic and experience requirements for Law school, and provide an opportunity to explore the field through exposure to Law schools, Lawyers, and entrance exams. It is also an avenue to meet students with similar interests and have contact with a pre law advisor. This organization hopes to provide important relationships to area Law schools and firms for possible internships, shadowing experiences, and career exploration. ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP Section 1: Membership in this organization is open to all students especially who are interested in pursuing a career in the Legal System or some field with a Legal exposure. Section 2: Members are accepted continually throughout the year as long as they attend 4 of the monthly meetings during a semester. ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS Section 1: The following officer positions shall exist in the Pre Law Club: 2 Co- President Positions, Secretary, Risk Manager, and Treasurer. All officers must be full-time students in good Academic standing enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College. The only position that has additional requirements that must be met is the Co-President. They must have been a member of the organization for at least one year before becoming President. If no qualified parties are interested, this requirement may be waived with the majority agreement of the membership present. Section 2: The duties of each office are described as follows: A. Co-President 1. To organize and preside over Pre Law meetings 2. To function as a spokesperson for the club 3. To facilitate communication between executive board members 4. To work with the advisor and other executive board members to create yearly goals for the organization B. Risk Manager 1. To ensure that all risks are accounted for, with examples of Travel as well as money management to be coordinated in cohesion with the Treasurer. Secretary 1. To keep a written record of events and dialogue at the Pre Law Club meetings 2. Be responsible for all communication for the Pre Law Club 3. To keep club members informed of upcoming meetings and events 4. To assist in the development of yearly organization goals D. Treasurer 1. To maintain the finances of the Pre Law Club and keep accurate records of all financial matters and expenses 2. To coordinate other fund raising efforts 3. To assist in the development of yearly organizational goals Section 3: Candidates for office must be nominated from the membership of the Pre Law Club around the end of spring semester. They then must give a short speech on why they are qualified for this office and any improvements they might facilitate at a monthly meeting before all the membership present before actual voting. All members present on the day of voting who have attended at least three Pre Law Club meetings that semester will be eligible to vote. Voting will take place using paper ballots. Candidates will be elected into office if they receive a majority vote. Section 4: The term of office begins at the beginning of June, with the month of May serving as a transition month between old and new officers. The term of office shall last for one calendar year. Any vacancies during the year shall be announced to the membership at the meeting following the vacancy. Nominations shall be taken and voting shall occur at the meeting. If no one is nominated, the Co-President’s can appoint a member to that position. Section 5: The Pre Law Club, by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of all members present, may remove on good cause, an executive board member from office. A request for removal from office will be brought to the Pre Law Club Advisor or Co-President who will then bring the request before the membership at the next scheduled meeting. ARTICLE V: MEETINGS Section 1: Meetings will be held a minimum of once a month during the academic year. The Executive Board will meet at the beginning of each semester to set meeting dates. The Secretary is responsible for informing members of meetings. The Co-President’s will set the agenda for the meetings with input from all members and Executive Board members. Section 2: Decisions are made by voting- brought to the floor by a motion and a second. A majority shall allow the vote to pass. Section 3: The Co-President’s or Advisor has the capability of calling special meetings for any matters they feel cannot wait until the next regularly scheduled meeting. Members must be given at least 3 days notice of any special meetings. ARTICLE VI: EXECUTIVE BOARD Section 1: The Executive Board shall be comprised of the Co-President’s, Rick Manager, Secretary, and Treasurer. Section 2: The executive board shall meet once a month to discuss the planning of club events. At the board’s first meeting of each semester, they shall set the dates for all Pre Law Club Meetings, as well as develop organizational goals. ARTICLE VIII: FINANCES Section 1: Funds of the organization shall be obtained primarily through funding from Gustavus Student Senate. Section 2: Upon dissolution of the Pre Law Club, any financial assets will be credited to the Gustavus Student Senate. ARTICLE IX: BY-LAWS Section 1: By-laws may be established by club members and reviewed each September. Any member in good standing can propose the by-laws. They will be prepared for voting by the Executive Board members and submitted to members in writing or electronically prior to the meeting where voting is to take place. Section 2: All members in good standing are eligible to vote, but must be present at the meeting to do so. A majority vote is needed to allow the by-law to pass. ARTICLE X: AMENDMENTS Section 1: All members of the Pre Law Club that are in good standing may propose Amendments. The proposed amendments will be reviewed by the Executive Board members and submitted to members in writing at least 2 weeks before voting is to take place. Section 2: All members in good standing are eligible to vote, but must be present at the meeting to do so. A two-thirds (2/3) majority is needed to allow the amendment to pass. Section 3: If amendments are passed they take effect at the end of the meeting during which they are passed.
None so far. Perhaps the American Bar Association in the future.
register with leadership in order to become a member