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ARTICLE III

Membership

Section 1.  Composition – The New England Law Review shall be composed of all duly accepted members thereof who are currently enrolled at the New England School of Law.

 

Section 2.  Responsibilities – It shall be the responsibility of all members to uphold the Constitution and By-Laws of the New England Law Review.  Each member shall also carry out certain express responsibilities according to his or her position, as set forth in Chapters III and IV of the By-Laws.

 

Section 3.  Eligibility – Eligibility for membership on the New England Law Review shall be as set forth in Chapter I of the By-Laws.

 

Section 4.  Selection of New England Law Review Members – Selection of members of the New England Law Review shall be in accordance with the procedures set forth in Chapters I and II of the By-Laws. Selection of members shall be made without regard to race, sex, religion, political affiliation, national origin, sexual orientation, or personal relationship with past or current New England Law Review members.

 

Section 5.  Termination of Membership by Expulsion – In accordance with the procedures set forth in Chapter V of the By-Laws, termination of membership on the New England Law Review by means of expulsion may occur as a result of one or more of the following infractions:  (1) violation of the Constitution or By-Laws of the New England Law Review; (2) accrual of sanctions under the default system, as set forth in Chapter V of the By-Laws; (3) failure to meet the minimum academic performance requirements for participation in a student organization, as established by the New England School of Law; (4) conviction of any violation of the New England School of Law’s Handbook; or (5) participation in any unworthy conduct tending to bring disrepute to the New England Law Review.  Any member subject to membership termination by expulsion shall have the right to a full and fair hearing to challenge his or her proposed expulsion, as set forth in Chapter V of the By-Laws.

 

Section 6.  Termination of Membership by Resignation – Any member may resign from this organization by submitting his or her resignation in writing to the Editor-in-Chief, or, in the case of the Editor-in-Chief, by submitting his or her resignation in writing to the Managing Editor. The member’s resignation shall become effective ten (10) days after the date that such written notification is tendered.  The Editor-in-Chief or, in the case of the Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor, shall acknowledge the member’s resignation in writing, and shall inform the former member of the relevant consequences of termination of membership by resignation.

 

Section 7.  Consequences of Termination of Membership – The consequences of termination of membership on the New England Law Review shall include:  (1) loss of academic credit for the semester in which the termination occurs; (2) termination of the right to use the New England Law Review’s offices, supplies, and facilities; (3) forfeiture of all of the benefits and privileges of New England Law Review membership, including but not limited to the special privileges provided to New England Law Review members by the community of the New England School of Law; (4) removal of the individual’s name from the membership roster appearing in issues of the New England Law Review, on the New England Law Review’s website, and in any other place; and (5) inability of the individual to list membership on the New England Law Review on his or her resume, on job applications, or in any other biographical listing, such as Martindale-Hubbell.  In the case of termination of membership by expulsion for any reason other than the failure to meet minimum academic performance requirements, the Dean of Students shall notify the Board(s) of Bar Examiners in the state(s) in which the individual intends to practice of the individual’s expulsion and the reasons therefor.

 

Section 8.  Leave of Absence – Any member may request a leave of absence from the New England Law Review by submitting such request and the reasons therefor to the Editor-in-Chief in writing.  The Editor-in-Chief must bring any such request before the Executive Committee, which may grant the requested leave of absence by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote, if and only if:  (1) the member requesting the leave has sufficiently demonstrated reasons of extreme hardship and (2) the duration of the leave granted does not exceed one academic semester.  Whether a member who is granted a leave of absence will receive academic credit for the semester during which the leave occurs shall be determined based upon the actual duration of the leave, at the full and complete discretion of the Editor-in-Chief and the Faculty Advisor.