The Corporate & Taxation Law Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the fields of Corporate and Tax law to students of the Law Center. The organization seeks to meet this goal through facilitating informative meetings, providing guidance, and promoting awareness of legal opportunities in the community.
ARTICLE I – Composition
§ 1. The name of this organization shall be the Corporate & Taxation Law Society (hereinafter referred to as CTLS).
ARTICLE II – Purpose
§ 1. To increase the number of law students interested in Corporate and Tax law.
§ 2. To encourage the participation of Corporate and Tax alumni in developing and remaining responsive to the social and academic promotion of the members.
§ 3. To participate in the administrative admissions process.
§ 4. To assist members in procuring academic and financial aid as may be necessary to insure their successful completion of studies.
§ 5. To encourage the law school curriculum to expand courses, seminars, and clinical skills related to Corporate and Tax law.
§ 6. To promote awareness in the Law Center of the opportunities available in Corporate and Tax law in the community.
§ 7. To promote and encourage unity between all Corporate or Tax organizations on campus.
ARTICLE III – Membership
§ 1. Membership in CTLS is open to any University of Houston law student regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, physical disability, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation.
§ 2. In order to be an active and voting member of CTLS: (a) one needs to attend two general meetings and; (b) one needs to pay the semester dues.
§ 3. Amount of dues will be fixed by a three-fifths vote of the Executive Board.
§ 4. Honorary membership may be extended to any individual(s) in appreciation of their contribution to the organization by a majority vote of the Executive Board or General Membership.
ARTICLE IV – Executive Board
§ 1. Organization
§ 2. Election of the Executive Board
§ 3. Replacement of the Executive Board
- Officers wishing to resign must submit a signed letter of resignation to the President or Secretary stating the reason therein.
- An unexcused absence is defined as a failure to notify the Executive Board of the Board member’s absence. Notification occurs when the Board member posts his/her excuse in the CTLS office or notifies the President or Vice-President via telephone call.
- It is the responsibility of the absent Board member to procure a copy of the minutes of the meeting from the Secretary.
- There shall not be absentee voting. To vote, the Executive Board member must be present at the meeting in which the vote is taken.
§ 4. Duties of the Executive Board
- General Membership will be notified of these meetings and an agenda will be posted.
- Notification of decisions made by the Executive Board must be made to the General Membership at the next, regularly scheduled meeting.
- The General Membership may override any Executive Board decision by a two-thirds majority vote.
ARTICLE V – Duties of the Executive Officers
§ 1. The responsibilities of the President are:
§ 2. The responsibilities of the Vice-President are:
§ 3. The responsibilities of the Secretary are:
§ 4. The responsibilities of the Treasurer are:
§ 5. The responsibilities of the Historian/Parliamentarian are:
§ 6. Any duty not expressly delegated to an Executive Officer shall be delegated by the President to one of the Executive Board members (including himself/herself).
ARTICLE VI – BANK ACCOUNT
§ 1. The Executive Board will open a bank account for the purposes of collecting and dispersing funds as necessary.
§ 2. The President and Treasurer shall be signers on the bank account, with CTLS expenditures requiring only one of those two signatures.
§ 3. Deposits shall be made within one week of General Membership meetings or as necessary to maintain financial stability of the organization.
§ 4. Any fees collected will be handled and accounted for subject to all relevant UHLC and UH accounting procedures.
ARTICLE VII – Advisors
§ 1. A representative(s) delegated by the CTLS organization shall serve in an advisory capacity until his/her resignation. Upon resignation the advisor shall inform the Executive Board at least two weeks in advance, informing the Executive Board of possible new candidates for the position.
ARTICLE VIII – General Meetings
§ 1. The general meeting of all CTLS members shall be held at a time and date to be determined by the Executive Board.
§ 2. Special meetings may be called by the Executive Board as deemed necessary.
§ 3. Every CTLS member has the right to voice a concern at a general meeting. The member must raise his/her hand to be recognized by the Historian/Parliamentarian.
ARTICLE IX – Amendments
§ 1. The Constitution may be amended by two-thirds vote of the General Membership.
§ 2. No amendment may be adopted unless it has been posted to the entire voting membership one week prior to the meeting at which the amendment will be voted upon.
ARTICLE X – Ratification
§ 1. The Constitution shall be ratified by a two-thirds vote of the General Membership.
§ 2. The provisions of the Constitution shall be effective immediately upon ratification.