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CHAPTER X

Amendments to By-Laws

Section 1.  By Whom Proposed – Amendments to these By-Laws may be proposed by any member of the New England Law Review in good standing, or by the Faculty Advisor.

 

Section 2.  Procedures for Proposing Amendment – Every proposed amendment, in all cases accompanied by a statement specifying the purpose intended to be accomplished by the proposed amendment, shall be submitted in writing to the Editor-in-Chief.  The Editor-in-Chief shall present the proposed amendment and the statement specifying its intended purpose, accompanied by his or her own comments if he or she so desires, to every Executive Committee member not later than eight (8) days prior to the date of the next mandatory meeting.  The Executive Committee shall present the proposed amendment and the statement specifying its intended purpose, accompanied by the Committee’s own comments if it so desires, to every member not later than four (4) days prior to the date of the next mandatory meeting.  Any corrections in the format and grammar of the proposed amendment may be made at the discretion of the Executive Committee at any time during this presentation process.

 

Section 3. Adoption of Amendment – Amendments to this Constitution shall be adopted only by means of an affirmative vote of three-fourths (3/4) of all the members of the New England Law Review in good standing.  Voting upon amendments to this Constitution shall be effectuated by means of:
(a) A roll call vote conducted at a meeting of the membership of the New England Law Review;
(b) A vote by written ballots distributed to every member of the New England Law Review; or
(c) An electronic vote utilizing a secure electronic polling application available through the medium of communication primarily used by the New England Law Review.
When a proposed amendment is so adopted, such amendment shall become effective immediately, unless otherwise provided by the amendment itself.