WLC: Constitution

Women's Law Caucus

Constitution of the Women’s Law Caucus

We, the members of the Women’s Law Caucus of the Michigan State University College of Law, in order to form and perpetuate more effectively our organization and thereby bring to ourselves and our posterity the inspiration of our precepts and ideals, do ordain and adopt the following Constitution and Bylaws.

I. NAME

The name of this organization shall be known as the Women’s Law Caucus of the Michigan State University College of Law.

II. MISSION STATEMENT

To encourage members to take full advantage of the law school’s activities and services, to support members in their educational and professional growth, and foster relations with the community, law school and university while always striving for the attainment of high scholastic, community, and career achievements.

III. MEMBERSHIP

  1. Eligibility for Membership
    1. Any currently enrolled day or evening student who is in good standing with the Law School shall be eligible for Active Membership.
    2. Any member of the faculty, community, alumni, or any supporter of the law school and/or the Mission Statement of the Caucus is eligible for Sustaining Membership.
    3. Membership dues for Active and Sustaining Membership must be paid in a timely manner as proscribed by the Board of Directors and dues will be assessed annually by the Board of Directors prior to and for the commencement of the academic year.
    4. Membership shall not be denied on the basis of age, color, disabled status, gender, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight.

IV. ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNMENT

The Caucus shall function through the Board of Directors, Standing Committees, and Ad Hoc Committees as shall be appointed from time to time by the Board of Directors.

V. PUBLICATIONS

The Caucus shall monthly, for the purpose of disseminating matters of mutual interest to its members, publish and send to its members a newsletter, "The Caucus" and other necessary and appropriate publications.

VI. MEETINGS

  1. Regular Meetings will be held at least once a month during the academic year.
  2. Special Meetings may be called at any time by the President after due notice has been given to all members.

VII. AMENDMENTS

This Constitution may be amended by a 2/3 vote at any regular or special session of the full active Membership assembled with a quorum of 3/4 membership total, after notice of such proposed amendment shall have been sent to all members of the Caucus not less than thirty (30) days prior to said meeting.

Updated August 29, 200