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ILS Constitution

The official name of the organization is the International Law Society.

The organization is the official and sole representative of Syracuse University to the International Law Students Association.

The International Law Society is a non-profit organization


The objective of the organization is: to introduce Syracuse University students to the diverse issues which encompass international law; to inform students of the wide variety of career opportunities within the field of international law; and to assist students in their academic pursuit of international law studies.

No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, its members, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article IV.

The organization shall have no partisan or political affiliation.

The affairs of the organization shall be regulated by its Executive Board, pursuant to this Constitution and the organization's by-laws.

Sec. 1 - The Executive Board shall be composed of both voting and non-voting members.

Sec. 2 - The voting members shall be the seven elected officers: President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and two First-Year Representatives.

Sec. 3 - The immediate past President shall also be a voting member.

Sec. 4 - By approval of a majority of the Board, the President may appoint no more than five additional non-voting members to the Board.

Sec. 5 - Any member of the organization elected to an International Law Student Association national position shall be considered a non-voting member of the Board.

Sec. 6 - The faculty advisor to the organization shall be a non-voting member of the Board.

Sec. 1 - All dues-paying members of the organization shall be eligible for an elected or appointed position.

Sec. 2 - Each elected position shall have a one year term of office.

Sec. 3 - A member may not be re-elected to a position more than once, except in situations outlined in Section 5.

Sec. 4 - If a vacancy should occur in an elected position, the highest ranking member of the Board shall call for an election to fill the position within 30 days.