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Education Law Society

Bylaws

 

  • MISSION STATEMENT: Serve the National, Oregon & SW WA education systems through legal advocacy in an effort to help enhance our students’ educational experiences.
  • OBJECTIVES:
    • (1) Educate and collaborate with the L&C Law School student body regarding the lawyers’ roles in shaping Oregon & SW WA education system.
    • (2) Connect, learn from, and collaborate with practicing education law attorneys and education officials in the field locally.
    • (3) Confront key legal issues in the national, Oregon, & SW WA education systems through legal research and activism.
      • The Need for Early Childhood Education
      • College Tuition Rates
      • Charter Schools
      • Standardized testing
      • Common core curriculum
      • Special education
      • Teacher evaluations
      • School funding
      • Student safety
      • Student rights
  • GROUP STRUCTURE: Each of the following positions are elected positions, requiring majority vote by present group members. Elections will occur in mid-spring each year to permit a collaborative transition process between incoming and outgoing elected officials. Group members may become eligible for an elected position by declaring their interest at any point.
    • President
      • Duties Include: Plans and directs group meetings; collaborates amongst group members; collaborates with school officials and members of the community.
    • V.P. of Finance
      • Duties include: Collecting, maintaining, and distributing group assets; maintaining financial records; reporting financial data to the organization; reporting financial data to the school as required per SBA bylaws.
    • V.P. of Programming
      • Duties Include: With the help of others, leading the efforts to plan professional and social events. The primary focus for this school year will be: (1) A social fundraising events for law students; and (2) a gathering of education law professionals.
    • Board of Directors:Each director will take a leadership role over their committee, which will be tasked withfindingspecificissue(s) to confront in their particular focus area.
      • Directors will be aboard of legislatures/judiciaries which have the power to confront any of the following issues—when proposed, and seconded by, any two group members: (A) vote on any initiatives or group decisions (requires simple majority); (B) impeach elected officials (requires unanimous vote); and (C) remove any group members when permitted by SBA bylaws (requires unanimous vote).
        • A minimum of four board members must be present to conduct such a vote.
        • President will provide a tie-breaker, in the event of a deadlock.
      • The board must include a 1L member and a minimum of four board members. The number of board members will be contingent on the amount of group members interested in such positions.
      • The President, V.P. of Finance, and the V.P. of Programming may also be board members.