Constitution

CONSTITUTION FOR THE VIRGINIA SOCIETY OF LAW & TECHNOLOGY (VSLAT) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Article I: NAME.

The name of the organization that adheres to this document is the Virginia Society of Law & Technology (VSLAT).

Article II: PURPOSE.

VSLAT exists to serve the law school by establishing a forum for the discussion of issues relating to law and technology. The society organizes and sponsors events such as student panels, faculty discussions and practitioner presentations. We encourage students with little or no technical background to participate in our group.

Article III: MEMBERSHIP.

In compliance with University of Virginia CIO rules, VSLAT does not set any arbitrary membership restrictions. VSLAT follows the University Non-Discrimination policy. A Membership Roster of current members will be maintained by the President.

At the end of each academic year, any graduating students will removed from the Membership Roster.

Article IV: OFFICERS.

All officers of VSLAT must be officially registered as full-time students at The University of Virginia. Control of expenditures and policy-making powers must be vested in these officers. The following officer positions are typically utilized:

President: Conducts the day-to-day operation of the society and serves as a liaison to outside entities. The President also works with the other officers to plan and host society events.

Vice President: Assists the President in his/her duties and helps coordinate the year’s schedule and assists the 1L Representatives.

Treasurer: Responsible for the bank account and expenditures of the society. The Treasurer prepares and submits the budget to the appropriate funding bodies.

1L Representatives: Responsible for maintaining communication with the 1L class. The 1L Reps should also provide event ideas that would benefit the 1L class.

Article V: ELECTIONS.

The President, Vice President, and Treasurer are generally chosen via an application process administered by the outgoing President, Vice President, and Treasurer. This process takes place in the spring of every academic year. The 1L Representatives are chosen via an application process in the fall of each year, which is administered by the present President, Vice President, and Treasurer.

Article VI: FINANCE.

In order to be reimbursed for expenditures, a member must present a valid receipt of the purchase. Only the student members of the organization may have voting powers with regard to expenditures of the SAF. Expenditures of all funds must be made in non-discriminatory fashion.

Article IX. AMENDMENTS AND BY-LAWS.

This constitution can be amended by a Special Vote for VSLAT members. Quorum for such a Special Vote shall be 50% of the current membership. For a measure under the Special Vote to pass, that measure must receive a simple majority of the votes tallied.

Voting under a Special Vote can take place electronically or at a VSLAT meeting. In the event of a Special Vote at a VSLAT meeting, the President shall give notice to the membership of VSLAT of the time and place of the Special Vote at least 48 prior to the meeting. In the case of an electronic vote, the President shall notify the membership of the means of voting at least 48 hours in advance to the commencement of the vote.