Bylaws

As Established & Adopted, September, 1990 and last amended October 2010.


CHAPTER 1
PurposeSection 100: Purpose of By-laws.

The Indiana International & Comparative Law Review (hereinafter "Review" or "the Review") will pursue the objectives and purposes outlined in its Constitution by such means as are directed by the Executive Board by these By-laws.

CHAPTER 2
MembershipSection 200: Definitions.

"Member," "members" or "membership" mean all persons who hold positions on the Review. Members include Student Note Candidates, Associate Members, the Editorial Board, and the Executive Board.

Section 201: Eligibility.

A student eligible for membership on the Review must maintain good academic standing at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.  No student currently on academic probation is eligible for membership; any active member put on academic probation will be put on probation by the Review as well.  Please refer to the “Member Eligibility” document for specific membership criteria.

  1. Maintenance of good academic standing in the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
    1. No student currently on academic probation is eligible for membership; any active member put on academic probation will be put on probation by the Review as well.
  2. An accurately and honestly completed application for membership must be on file with the Review. Contents of application for membership are detailed in Sections 201-205.
    1. Fraud or misrepresentation in the application of any applicant is grounds for revocation of membership at the time of the discovery of the misrepresentation. See Chapter 3 (Revocation of Membership).
Section 202: Content of Application.

Applicants for each volume consist of students chosen according to the process adopted by the Executive Board and administered by the Executive Notes Editor.

Section 203: Student Note Candidates (SNC) and Associate Members (AM).
  1. Each Student Note Candidate and Associate Member shall choose a topic on which to write a scholarly note or comment.  The topic must be approved by the SNC's or AM’s assigned Student Note Editor and acceptable to the Executive Board.
  2. Each SNC/AM shall be eligible to submit his/her finished paper to the Publication Selection Committee for consideration for publication as a student note in any issue deemed appropriate by the Executive Board.  See Chapter 6 (Evaluation of Student Submissions for Publication).
  3. Each SNC/AM may submit his/her finished paper to the Review's Faculty Advisor for consideration as fulfillment of the Law School's senior writing requirement.
  4. Each SNC/AM shall perform in a thorough and timely fashion such editorial duties as assigned by members of the Editorial Board.
  5. Each AM shall be eligible to submit his/her finished paper to the Publication Selection Committee for consideration for publication as a Student Note in the Spring issue of the current Volume of the Review. Any later submissions shall be considered under the publication requirements as an outside article.
CHAPTER 3
Revocation of Membership

The following are grounds for revocation of membership:

  1. Fraudulent application for membership;
  2. Academic misconduct, limited to discipline by the law school for:
    1. Cheating on examinations, or
    2. Plagiarism;
  3. Submitting for publication or academic credit Review work product including writing competition materials, note or editing assignments:
    1. Plagiarized in any part from another unaccredited source, or
    2. Completed in any part by another person.
  4. Failure to complete properly and timely any work properly assigned by the Executive Board, the Student Note Editors, or the Articles Editors.
    1. If, after one written warning, a student fails to complete any assignment, the student will convene with the Executive Notes Editor, the Executive Articles Editor, and the Editor-in-Chief in order to determine whether a legitimate reason existed for the incompleteness of the work. If no legitimate reason is found, the Editor-in-Chief has a duty to bring the matter before the entire Executive Board. The student may be immediately removed from the Review by a unanimous vote of the Executive Board. The Editor-in-Chief must consult the Faculty Advisor before a decision of removal has been made.

The Editor-in-Chief has a duty to report immediately any plagiarism, suspected plagiarism, or any termination based upon a finding of dishonesty, or other dishonorable conduct to the Faculty Advisor and to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Section 302: Grounds for Revocation of Membership, with Appeal to the Full Editorial Board.

Conduct which is dishonest or which would seriously jeopardize the integrity of the Review is grounds for removal. In such a case, there must be a vote in favor of removal by every member of the Executive Board. If the student wishes to appeal to all Editorial Board members, he/she must make such intentions known to the Editor-in-Chief within twenty-four (24) hours of receiving written notice from the Editor-in-Chief of the disciplinary issue. The Editor-in-Chief will call a closed meeting of all members of the Editorial Board. For the purposes of this section, a voting quorum shall consist of at least three-fourths of the number of Editorial Board members. The student will be allowed to rebut the charges. Upon a two-thirds majority vote in favor of removal by a quorum of Editorial Board members, the student may be immediately removed from the Review. If, in the alternative, the members of the Editorial Board propose and vote by a two-thirds majority a lesser disciplinary action, the Editor-in-Chief and the Executive Board will be bound by such vote.

Section 303: Executive Board Members.

The Editor-in-Chief may initiate proceedings to demote an Executive Board member for failure to complete duties. Such proceedings require written notice to the member and a vote to demote by every member of the Executive Board. The vote of the Executive Editor in question will not count in the matter, but he/she may address the Board.

Section 304: Editor-in-Chief.

If the Editor-in-Chief has seriously neglected his/her duties, the members of the Executive Board must inform him/her of their concern regarding his/her dereliction of duties. If, after two weeks after that consultation, the Editor-in-Chief continues to neglect such duties, the members of the Executive Board must consult with the Faculty Advisor in order to determine some type of remedial action. For purposes of this section "seriously neglected" and "dereliction of duties" is limited to a failure to publish an issue of the Review. The Faculty Advisor may appoint the Executive Notes Editor as the Acting Editor-in-Chief if the situation so warrants.

Section 305: Impeachment.

The Board may impeach any Editor, including the Editor-in-Chief, for good cause by a secret ballot vote of all members of the Editorial Board, if each member votes in favor of impeachment. Anyone may be removed by a three-fourths vote of the entire membership of the Review, voting by secret ballot.

Section 306: Exam Period.

No formal disciplinary action may be taken during any examination period or initiated during the two weeks immediately preceding the first examination in any examination period.

Section 307: Procedure.

This section applies to any disciplinary proceeding taken against any student on the Review, except the Editor-in-Chief.

  1. A Review member given notice by the Editor-in-Chief that a complaint has been filed against him or her is on notice that his or her work shall be subject to strict scrutiny and that failure to perform adequately may be grounds for dismissal from the Review.
  2. The Editor-in-Chief shall notify the member in writing of the institution of formal disciplinary proceedings.
  3. No later than fourteen (14) days after the Editor-in-Chief has notified the member that formal disciplinary proceedings have been initiated, the Editor-in-Chief shall call a meeting of the Executive Board to discuss the formal disciplinary action taken against the member. Disciplinary actions also may be taken at a regular meeting of the Executive Board at which other business is transacted, if within fourteen (14) days of the notification.
  4. All votes on disciplinary action shall be by secret ballot vote.
  5. The member subject to the disciplinary procedures shall have the opportunity to address the Executive Board at the meeting.
  6. Executive Board members have a duty to keep all disciplinary matters as confidential as possible.
  7. The Editor-in-Chief must inform the Faculty Advisor of any serious disciplinary action taken by the Executive Board against any member of the Review.
CHAPTER 4
Governing and Editorial Offices

All members of the Executive Board must keep office hours of two hours per week during the school year. All Executive Board members are expected to fulfill a 12-month commitment, from May until May. All members of the Executive Board are responsible for keeping the Editor-in-Chief apprised of the status of their duties. All members of the Executive Board must attend all Executive Board meetings, unless specifically excused by the Editor-in-Chief. All members of the Board will be available to assist Student Note Candidates and Associate Members. Board members must consult with the Editor-in-Chief before meeting with faculty or administration regarding official Review business. The following offices will comprise the Executive Editorial Board:

  1. Editor-in-Chief (EIC)
    The Editor-in-Chief serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Review.  The Editor-in-Chief presides at meetings of the Board and shall act in the best interest of the Review and in a fair and equitable manner.  Specific responsibilities include:
    1. Planning, organizing and coordinating the work of the Review;
    2. Interpreting and enforcing the policies of the Executive Board;
    3. Calling Editorial Board and Executive Board meetings, setting agendas and presiding over such meetings;
    4. Selecting articles for publication in coordination with the Executive Managing Editor & the Executive Articles Development Editor;
    5. Selecting student notes for publication in coordination with the Executive Managing Editor & the Executive Note Development Editor;
    6. Representing the Review to the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law administration, faculty and students, to authors and to the general public;
    7. Issuing final approval for submission of all articles, notes, comments, book reviews and other manuscripts to the printer and issuing final approval to print an issue;
    8. Supervising and evaluating the performance of all members of the Review and consulting with the Faculty Advisor regarding the members' respective performance;
    9. Creating committees and appointing chairpersons and members to such committees;
    10. Supervising all paid employees of the Review;
    11. Attending to disciplinary matters regarding members of the Review;
    12. Delegating duties as necessary to Executive Board members.
  2. Executive Managing Editor (EME)
    The Executive Managing Editor serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief-of-Staff of the Review.  The EME is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Review, for supervising all Executive Editors, and for exercising executive authority in the absence of the Editor-in-Chief.  The EME reports to the Editor-in-Chief.  Specific responsibilities include:
    1. Planning, scheduling, and conducting training sessions with SNCs and AMs;
    2. Planning and scheduling the student note writing process in coordination with the Editor-in-Chief and the Executive Notes Development Editor;
    3. Planning and scheduling the article, symposium article, and student note editing processes in coordination with the Executive Articles Editor, Executive Symposium Editor, and Executive Notes Editor, respectively;
    4. Selecting articles for publication in coordination with the Editor-in-Chief & the Executive Articles Development Editor;
    5. Selecting student notes for publication in coordination with the Editor-in-Chief & the Executive Notes Development Editor;
    6. Supervising and evaluating the performance of all members of the Review and consulting with the Editor-in-Chief regarding the members' respective performance;
    7. Organizing the interview and selection process for the subsequent Editorial Board;
    8. Interpreting and enforcing the policies of the Executive Board; and
    9. Delegating duties as necessary to Executive Board members;

    The Executive Managing Editor shall perform all other duties specifically requested by the Editor-in-Chief, even though those duties may not be specifically enumerated herein.

  3. Executive Production Editor (EPE)
    The Executive Production Editor serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Review.  The EPE is responsible for insuring that publication deadlines are met, insuring that items sent for publication are properly formatted, and executing all billing, subscription, marketing, copyright and budgeting functions of the Review.  The EPE reports to the Editor-in-Chief for all financial functions and to the Executive Managing Editor for all publication functions.  Specific responsibilities include:
    1. Maintaining current and accurate records of all business transactions of the Review;
    2. Preparing monthly reports regarding the financial status of the review for submission to the Editor-in-Chief;
    3. Marketing and promoting the Review with the goal of increasing the subscription base;
    4. Acting as the Review’s liaison to the publisher/printer;
    5. Ensuring that all items sent for publication are in “ready to print” form;

    The EPE shall perform all other duties specifically requested by the Editor-in-Chief, even though those duties may not be specifically enumerated herein.

  4. Executive Symposium Editor (ESE)
    In live symposium years (boards appointed in odd-numbered years), the Executive Symposium Editor is responsible for coordinating all activities of the symposium event.  In publication years (boards appointed in even-numbered years), the ESE manages the editorial process for all symposium articles published in the Review and is ultimately responsible for the proper editing of all symposium articles.  The ESE reports to the Executive Managing Editor.  Specific responsibilities include:

    Live Symposium Years:

    1. Planning and conducting all activities related to the symposium event;
    2. Finalizing the symposium topic and soliciting and selecting symposium presenters;
    3. Coordinating travel arrangements for symposium presenters;
    4. Advertising and promoting the symposium within the legal community both inside and outside the law school;
    5. Delegating tasks necessary for hosting a successful symposium to Symposium Editors, Student Note Candidates, or Associate Members;
    6. Supervising Symposium Editors, Student Note Candidates, or Associate Members and ensuring timely completion of all assigned tasks; and

    Publication Years:

    1. Planning and scheduling the symposium article editorial process in coordination with the EME;
    2. Supervising Article Editors or Symposium Editors and ensuring timely completion of all symposium article editing assignments;
    3. Delegating assignments for acquisition of all source materials for symposium articles, and assisting in acquisition of materials as needed;
    4. Distributing, supervising, and reviewing editorial assignments to AEs, SEs, SNCs, and AMs;
    5. Accepting, rejecting, or revising editorial revisions from AEs or SEs for presentation to the EME;
    6. Preliminary planning of the following year’s symposium topic and issuing a call for papers;

    The Executive Symposium Editor shall perform all other duties specifically requested by the Editor-in-Chief, even though those duties may not be specifically enumerated herein.

  5. Executive Articles Editor (EAE)
    The Executive Articles Editor manages the editorial process for all non-symposium outside articles published in the Review. The EAE is ultimately responsible for the proper editing of all non-symposium articles. The EAE reports to the Executive Managing Editor. Specific responsibilities include:
    1. Planning and scheduling the article editorial process in coordination with the Executive Managing Editor;
    2. Supervising Article Editors and ensuring timely completion of all non-symposium article editing assignments;
    3. Delegating assignments for acquisition of all source materials for accepted articles, and assisting in acquisition of materials as needed;
    4. Distributing, supervising, and reviewing editorial assignments to Article Editors, Student Note Candidates, and Associate Members;
    5. Accepting, rejecting, or revising editorial revisions from Article Editors for presentation to the EME;

    The Executive Articles Editor shall perform all other duties specifically requested by the Editor-in-Chief, even though those duties may not be specifically enumerated herein.

  6. Executive Notes Editor (ENE)
    The Executive Notes Editor manages the editorial process for all student notes published in the Review.  The Executive Notes Editor is ultimately responsible for the proper editing of all student notes.  The ENE reports to the Executive Managing Editor.  Specific responsibilities include:
    1. Planning and scheduling the student note editorial process in coordination with the Executive Managing Editor;
    2. Supervising Student Note Editors and ensuring timely completion of all student note editing assignments;
    3. Delegating assignments for acquisition of all source materials for notes selected for publication, and assisting in acquisition of materials as needed;
    4. Distributing, supervising, and reviewing editorial assignments to SNEs, SNCs, and AMs;
    5. Accepting, rejecting, or revising editorial revisions from SNEs for presentation to the Executive Managing Editor;
    6. Recruiting students for participation in the Joint Writing Competition and coordination of the new member selection process;

    The Executive Notes Editor shall perform all other duties specifically requested by the Editor-in-Chief, even though those duties may not be specifically enumerated herein.

  7. Executive Articles Development Editor (EADE)
    The Executive Articles Development Editor solicits articles from non-student authors and makes recommendations regarding selection of articles for publication.  The Executive Articles Development Editor is ultimately responsible for relationship development and acting as liaison between outside authors and the Review.  The EADE reports to the Executive Managing Editor.  Specific responsibilities include:
    1. Maintaining contact information for past, present, and potential future article authors;
    2. Conducting solicitation for submissions from outside authors;
    3. Communicating with outside authors regarding the status of submissions, including acknowledgement of receipt, estimated decision date, and ultimate offer or rejection as directed by the Editor-in-Chief;
    4. Reading all submissions and providing feedback and recommendations to the Executive Managing Editor regarding the quality of the article and desirability of publication;
    5. Selecting articles for publication in coordination with the Executive Managing Editor and the Editor-in-Chief;
    6. Returning edited articles to authors for final review and approval and negotiating any changes with the author in consultation with the Executive Managing Editor and the Editor-In-Chief.

    The EADE shall perform all other duties specifically requested by the Editor-in-Chief, even though those duties may not be specifically enumerated herein

  8. Executive Notes Development Editor (ENDE)
    The Executive Notes Development Editor administers the Student Note writing program.  The ENDE is ultimately responsible for helping SNC/AMs draft notes of publishable quality and for managing the tutorial work of Student Note Editors.  The ENDE reports to the Executive Managing Editor.  Specific responsibilities include:
    1. Planning and scheduling the student note writing process in coordination with the Executive Managing Editor;
    2. Providing guidance to Student Note Candidates on topic selection and issuing approval of all topics;
    3. Supervising Student Note Editors and ensuring compliance with all student note submission deadlines;
    4. Distributing, supervising, and reviewing writing and tutorial assignments to Student Note Editors, Student Note Candidates, and Associate Members;
    5. Accepting, rejecting, or revising editorial comments from Student Note Editors for presentation to the Executive Managing Editor;
    6. Selecting student notes for publication in coordination with the Executive Managing Editor and the Editor-in-Chief;

    The Executive Notes Development Editor shall perform all other duties specifically requested by the Editor-in-Chief, even though those duties may not be specifically enumerated herein.

Section 402: Function of Executive Board.

The primary purpose of the individuals comprising the Executive Board is encompassed in the job descriptions above.  The primary purpose of the collective Executive Board is the administration and policy-making of the Review.  These duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Authority to vote on Constitutional amendments;
  2. Authority to vote on adoption and amendment of By-laws;
  3. Exclusive liaison authority with Law School administration;
  4. Exclusive authority to budget and spend funds;
  5. Ultimate management and production responsibility; and
  6. Exclusive authority to make public statements in any form and to any forum concerning policy of the Review.

The Executive Board has the concomitant duties to:

  1. Follow the restrictions on its authority imposed by the Constitution;
  2. Afford a forum for input to decision making by other members of the Review, and to give effect to those concerns whenever feasible in the discretion of the Executive Board; and
  3. Promote membership opportunity based on individual merit to all students regardless of race, nationality or creed, and to take whatever affirmative action deemed appropriate within its collective discretion to carry out this goal.
Section 403: Editorial Offices.

Non-governing Board offices are:

  1. Student Note Editors (SNE) — Student Note Editors shall meet weekly with their Student Note Candidates and Associate Members.  Student Note Editors shall report to the Executive Notes Editor in order to keep him/her apprised as to the status of the SNCs and AMs.  The Student Note Editors are responsible for checking topics for preemption and for overseeing the editing and publication of any SNC/AM Notes selected for publication.
  2. Articles Editors (AE) — Articles Editors work with the Executive Articles Editor in gathering sources, distributing editing assignments to SNC/AMs, and reviewing the edits before returning the article to the Executive Articles Editor.
  3. Symposium Editors (SE)—Symposium Editors work with the Executive Symposium Editor on the symposium. Symposium Editors are responsible for the transcription, editing and publication of the symposium issue.
Section 404: Additional Function of Editorial Positions.

The primary function of editorial members is outlined in the above job descriptions.  Additionally, editorial members must protect of the credibility of the Review by careful attention to the quality and the intellectual integrity and honesty of all notes, articles, and other Review work product submitted for publication including:

  1. Careful and thorough research before approval of any topic which may be preempted by other published academic work;
  2. Conscientious performance of editorial duties;
  3. Conscientious, supportive, and compassionate supervision of Student Note Candidates and Associate Members who depend on their editors for not only guidance, but consideration and understanding in the completion of their notes for the Review;
  4. Encouragement of opportunities and access to the Review to all students based on individual merit and without regard to race, nationality or creed;
  5. Authority to propose and vote on Constitutional amendments; and
  6. Authority to propose and vote on adoption and amendment of By-laws.
Section 405: Terms of Office and General Duties.

All Editorial Board positions are 12-month positions, from May until May.  Members of the Executive Board are expected to report in regularly to the Editor-in-Chief during the summer months.  All Editorial Board members must complete their duties during the summer months, and during the entire academic year as well.  The incoming Editorial Board members do not assume positions of responsibility until the out-going Editorial Board graduates, although the incoming Editorial Board members must complete a training period with their respective predecessors.  All non-Executive Board members who are Editorial Board members must keep one office hour per week in the Review office during the school year.

The Editor-in-Chief may make recommendations to the Faculty Advisor regarding all Editorial Board members' grades based upon performance.

CHAPTER 5
Elections for Editorial Board Positions Section 501: Philosophy of Election.

Election of Officers will be by the Executive Board with the input of all interested present members. The input of members will not be binding on final decision by the Executive Board. The Executive Board will make its decisions based upon several factors, including but not limited to: the quality of the member's written work, the personal skills of the member, the commitment to the Review evidenced by the member, and general character observations of the member made by the Board.

Section 502: Decision Not to Appoint.

The Executive Board reserves the right not to appoint a first year member to the Review for any position during the member's second year on the Review. Such right can only be exercised by a unanimous vote in favor not to appoint by each Executive Board member.

Section 503: Election.

The election by the Executive Board of the Editor-in-Chief and all other Editors shall be held annually in the spring semester on a date selected by the Board.

Only persons who have served as a member for one full year, have at least two semesters remaining to devote to the Review, and are in good standing shall be elected to serve on the Editorial Board. Good standing includes:

  1. Meeting work requirements for the first year,
  2. Writing a publishable note, and
  3. Any other requirement set forth in written policies adopted by the Executive Board.

The Executive Notes Editor shall provide eligible members with a form, prior to the election, on which they may declare their interest in as many of the various positions as they choose, and upon which they shall provide additional information in support of their candidacy. Copies of the forms shall be made available to all Executive Board members at least one week prior to the meeting for the election.

Prior to a vote, the Board shall interview all members who declare an interest in being elected to one or more positions on the Executive Board. No Executive Board Members shall cast a vote for any candidate running for a particular position without interviewing all of the candidates for that position, regardless of the level of preference the candidates have assigned to that position.

All members who declare an interest in being elected to one or more positions on the Executive Board shall be interviewed by the Board prior to a vote. No Executive Board Members shall cast a vote for any candidate running for a particular position if said Executive Board Member has not interviewed all of the candidates for that position, regardless of the level of preference the candidates have assigned to that position.

At the meeting to elect the new Editorial Board, the current Executive Board shall conduct a secret ballot vote to select the incoming Executive Board.

  1. Secret ballot votes will be taken until a candidate for the position being voted upon has received a majority of eligible votes.
  2. In voting for each editorial position, each Executive Editor may cast exactly one vote per position.
    1. In the event that in a vote for a particular position, if no candidate receives a majority after several ballots, and it is clear that the deadlock will not be broken in any way other than by a tie break, the Editor-in-Chief may exercise the tie-breaking vote pursuant to Section 401(a)(13).
  3. The newly elected Board shall assume office no later than the date of spring commencement.  The Board shall have such power as may be conferred upon it by the previous Executive Board.
  4. If a permanent vacancy in any position occurs for any reason, a meeting shall be called to elect by majority vote from those who would have been eligible for election to the Executive Board at the time of the original election.  An Editorial or Executive Board member must relinquish his/her other position upon election to the vacated position and an election must then be held to fill that position.
Section 504: Registration.

Student Note Candidates and Associate Members receive two hours of graded credit for the fall semester and one hour of ungraded credit for the spring semester.

Editorial Board Members receive one hour of graded credit for each semester during the third year.

CHAPTER 6
Evaluation of Student Submissions for Publication Section 601: Submission Criteria.

Each Student Note Candidate and Associate Member must submit a publishable work, which serves to meet the student's senior writing requirement.

Section 602: Effect of Published Deadlines on Publication.

The Executive Board may extend the date for publication of an issue without notice and may extend the date that the Student Note Candidates' and Associate Members' Notes are due without notice.

Section 603: Grading to be Exclusive Authority of the Faculty Advisor.

All grading for academic purposes is the exclusive authority of the Faculty Advisor. No member of the Board will influence the grade given to any paper. The Editor-in-Chief may make recommendations regarding the grades given to any member of the Review with respect to other areas of performance.

  1. Papers submitted after deadline will be penalized.
  2. b. Editing assignments will be given a score of 1-10 and reported to the Executive Notes Editor by the person who distributed the editing assignment. Consideration will be given to the quality of the editing assignment and compliance with deadlines. The Faculty Advisor will consider the average score of the editing assignments from the Executive Notes Editor.
Section 604: Selection Committee and Conflict of Interest Provisions.

A committee comprised of the Executive Notes Editor, the Editor-in-Chief, and any other Editorial Board members as the Editor-in-Chief sees fit to appoint chooses notes selected for publication. The committee comprised for the selection process will consist of no less than three members and no more than five members.

Any Student Note Editor on the selection committee will be disqualified from voting on any student note if the Student Note Editor was assigned to that student during the year. In such a case, the Editor-in-Chief will vote on that paper. If the Editor-in-Chief is on the committee, another Editorial Board member will be selected to vote on that paper.

All members of the selection committee have the duty to report to the Editor-in-Chief any possible conflict of interest in grading any student's note. For purposes of this section, a "conflict of interest" may be evidenced by any relation to the candidate, which might give rise to an impression of unfairness or lack of impartiality in the selection process. The Editor-in-Chief will have final say as to whether or not a conflict of interest exists, and has the authority to determine whether or not the committee member in question may assign a grade to the note.

CHAPTER 7
Awards and Recognition of Members and Editors

The Blackwell Award for top second year paper will be awarded each year at the annual spring banquet. Those eligible for this award are Student Note Candidates who were selected for publication, whether or not they are actually published during the academic school year in which they were Student Note Candidates. The papers will be ranked by the Editor-in-Chief and the Executive Notes & Comments Editor, and forwarded to the appropriate members of the Indiana Bar Association's Section on International Law, who make the final decision on the selection for this award.

Section 702: The Waterman-McPhee Scholarship.

The criteria for this award are on file with the Editor-in-Chief.

Section 703: The Nagy Scholarship.

The criteria for this award are on file with the Editor-in-Chief.

CHAPTER 8
Amendment of By-laws Section 801: Amendment of By-laws.

Any change or amendment of the By-laws must be accomplished by the Editorial Board according to the mandates of the Constitution.

CHAPTER 9
Faculty AdvisorSection 901:

The Faculty Advisor shall:

  1. Assign grades to all student notes;
  2. Assign grades to Editorial Board members with recommendations from the Editor-in-Chief;
  3. Assign credit to second semester Student Note Candidates, Associate Members, and Associate Editors with recommendations from the Editor-in-Chief; and
  4. Read or Review minutes of the Editorial Board.
Section 902:

The Faculty Advisor shall have the power to advise the Editorial Board on all matters brought to the Faculty Advisor, and to attend meetings of the Editorial Board.

Section 903:

The Faculty Advisor shall not have the power or authority to vote at meetings of the Editorial Board, or override any decisions of the Editorial Board or an Editor, including but not limited to, decisions regarding deadlines, disciplinary measures or reprimands to a member, and selection of an article or note for publication.

CHAPTER 10
II&CLR Alumni Association Section 1001: Purpose.

The Indiana International & Comparative Law Review Alumni Association has been created for the purpose of providing a continuing dialogue between past and current members of the Review. It is hoped that the Review will always benefit from the experience and generosity of its alumni.

Section 1002: Membership.

Each member of the Review becomes a member of the Alumni Association upon successful completion of the requirements of his or her position. Members will be given the opportunity to make an annual financial contribution to the Review which contribution shall include the subscription fee for the Review. The Executive Production Editor shall keep accurate and current records pertaining to all members of the Alumni Association and their subscription status.

Section 1003: Structure.

The organizational structure of the Association shall consist of one President and such other officers as the President shall appoint.

  1. The office of president shall be of indefinite duration, but each outgoing Executive Board shall contact the current President shortly before the time for amendment of these By-laws to inquire as to whether he or she wishes to resign or continue the office.
  2. In the event of the resignation of the President, the Executive Board shall appoint one past or outgoing member to fill the vacancy. Except as Section 1004 may require, the office of president shall not turn over until the time specified above for the Executive Board's inquiry.
  3. The name and address of the current President shall be recorded and maintained in these By-laws. These By-laws shall be amended pursuant to normal amendment procedures as necessary to give effect to this Chapter.
Section 1004: Resignation and Discharge.

If a President resigns his office, the Executive Board shall take such steps as may be necessary to fill the office either on an interim or permanent basis. If a majority of the Executive Board feel that, under all the attendant circumstances, the President's conduct warrants his or her removal, then the Editor-in-Chief shall discuss such fact with the Faculty Advisor and/or the Dean so that appropriate remedial measures may be taken. In the event that a vacancy in the office of president is filled for any reason at a time other than that which is the time for amendment of the By-laws, the Editor-in-Chief may execute a written order changing the status of the current President, which order will supersede Section 1005, and which order will expire upon the time for amendment of these By-laws.

Section 1005: Current President.

Please view the masthead for the current President of the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review Alumni Association.