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Rules and Procedures

Prelaw Advisor and Prelaw Advisory Board:

  1. Both the Prelaw Advisor and members of the Advisory Board are encouraged to contribute to the “From the Faculty” portion of the Pre-Law Society Newsletter, The Amicus Curiae.
  2. Both the Prelaw Advisor and members of the Advisory Board are encouraged to attend meetings and events whenever possible.

Officers and Representatives:

  1. Officers will be selected at the beginning of each fall semester except in cases when circumstances do not allow.
  2. Should an officer withdraw from the organization for any reason, he/she will be replaced by a member selected by the Prelaw Advisor
  3. Representatives will be selected at the beginning of each semester except in cases when circumstances do not allow.
  4. Should a representative withdraw from the organization for any reason, he/she will be replaced at the next Society meeting.
  5. All Officers and Representatives will perform their assigned duties except in occasion of emergencies or be forced to relinquish their position.
  6. The method of selection of officers and representatives will be determined by the Prelaw Advisor.


Members:

  1. Society membership is open to any undergraduate students interested in going to law school as well as members of the faculty who are interested in the law.
  2. All members will pay dues on the second meeting or event of each semester except when directed otherwise.
  3. Members must maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5.
  4. Meetings and Events will be held at the discretion of the President and Prelaw Advisor a minimum of once a month.
  5. Members are required to attend a minimum of two meetings or events each semester.
  6. Upon initiation each member will receive a Membership Packet outlining organizational information.
  7. Any member coming under University discipline will be subjected to review and possible rejection by faculty and officers.
  8. Members wishing to withdraw from the Society will be required to notify both the President and the Prelaw Advisor of their Decision.
  9. The purchase of Samford Prelaw Society T-shirts is encouraged but not required.
  10. Members are encouraged to contribute to the “May it Please the Court . . .”portion of the Society newsletter, The Amicus Curiae.
  11. Members are encouraged to participate in Samford’s Mock Trial Team.

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