1.2 Bylaws

  • 1.2 Bylaws

    Capital University Law School Faculty


     BYLAW I -- NAME
    This organization shall be known as the Faculty of Capital University Law School, hereinafter referred to as the Law School Faculty.


    BYLAW II -- MEMBERS

    Members of the Law School Faculty shall be those full time employees of Capital University Law School in tenure track positions who hold the rank of Professor of Law, Associate Professor of Law, or Assistant Professor of Law, whether or not on leave or on sabbatical and whether or not holding an administrative position in the Law School. Full time employees of the Law School who hold the rank of Visiting Professor of Law, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Law shall also be members of the Law School Faculty. Visiting faculty members do not participate or vote on faculty personnel matters, including but not limited to, issues concerning faculty recruitment, appointment, retention, promotion, or tenure.

    BYLAW III FUNCTIONS

    Section 1. The Law School Faculty is the primary legislative and decisional body of the Law School with regard to its academic affairs.

    Section 2. The Law School Faculty may delegate its powers and responsibilities to: 

        a. the dean or another administrative officer of the Law School 

        b. a Law School Council which shall consist of all members of the Law School Faculty and such other persons as the Law School Faculty shall determine. 

        c. a committee of the Law School Faculty or of the Law School Council. 

    Section 3. The Law School Faculty or its delegate shall: 

       a. initiate and act upon the academic programs and other internal policies and activities of the Law School, including but not limited to: the academic status and dismissal of students; the course of study and other educational and curricular policies; the academic calendar and time schedule; the faculty teaching load; policies concerning and recommendations on faculty personnel actions; student relations; and other matters dealing with the teaching and general welfare of the Law School. 

       b. makes recommendations regarding matters which directly involve the academic programs or other internal policies of more than one college or school. 

       c. elects representatives to THE SENATE and to its standing committees in whatever manner the Law School Faculty determines, consistent with the BYLAWS of THE FACULTY of Capital University. 

       d. creates standing, special, and ad hoc committees and determines the membership of such committees.

    BYLAW IV MEETINGS

    Section 1. Meetings of the Law School Faculty and of the Law School Council shall be presided over by the Dean or, in the absence of the Dean, by the Associate Dean. In the case of the absence of both the Dean and the Associate Dean, the senior member of the Law School Faculty in terms of years of service on the Law School Faculty shall preside.

    Section 2. Meetings of committees shall be presided over by the chair of such committee, or in the absence of the chair, by a committee member chosen by the other members of the committee.

    Section 3. Meetings of the Law School Faculty or of the Law School Council shall be called by the Dean, by the Associate Dean, or by petition of twenty percent of the Law School Faculty.

    Section 4. The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall govern in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws or with any special rules of order that may be adopted.

    BYLAW V OTHER GOVERNANCE STANDARDS

    Section 1. The Capital University Law School policies and procedures on faculty appointment, retention, promotion, and tenure, as approved by the Board of Trustees of Capital University, are not affected by THE BYLAWS of THE FACULTY of Capital University or by these Law School Bylaws.

    Section 2. The governance of Capital University Law School shall be fully consistent with the accreditation standards of the American Bar Association and the League of Ohio Law Schools, and with the membership requirements of the American Association of Law Schools.

    BYLAW VI AMENDMENTS
    These bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the Law School Faculty, and will become effective immediately, unless the resolution of the Law School Faculty adopting the amendment specifies a later effective date.