CONSTITUTION AND POWERS OF THE SENATE
—(1) The management of the affairs of the Academy and of its properties shall be vested in a Senate which shall consist of —
the Chief Justice;
judges of the Supreme Court and persons who have held the office of a judge of the Supreme Court since 1st January 1980 for not less than two years;
the Attorney-General and persons who have held office as Attorney-General since 1st January 1980 for not less than two years;
the President of the Law Society;
the Dean of the Faculty and persons who have held office as Dean of the Faculty since 1st January 1980 for not less than one term; and
nine other members who are nominated by the Chief Justice after consultation with the Attorney-General, the President of the Law Society and the Dean of the Faculty.
(2) No person may be nominated as a member of the Senate pursuant to subsection (1)(f) unless he is a member of the Academy and a citizen of Singapore.
(3) Any person nominated as a member of the Senate pursuant to subsection (1)(f) shall hold office for a term of two years and shall be eligible for reappointment on the expiration of his term of office.
(4) No person who has been removed from the office of judge of the Supreme Court pursuant to a recommendation of a tribunal appointed under Article 98(4) of the Constitution shall hold office as a member of the Senate, and shall vacate office as such a member if he is so removed from the office of judge of the Supreme Court.
—(1) The Chief Justice shall be the President of the Academy.
(2) The Senate may appoint from amongst their members such number of Vice-Presidents of the Academy as they may think fit.
(3) The President may delegate his duties to any of the Vice-Presidents.
(4) The President or in his absence any of the Vice-Presidents shall preside at all meetings of the Senate.
—(1) The Senate may exercise all such powers of the Academy as they think fit except as otherwise provided by this Act.
(2) The Senate may on behalf of the Academy accept by way of grant, gift, testamentary disposition or otherwise, property and moneys in aid of the finances of the Academy on such conditions as they may determine.
8. The Academy may employ such number of officers as the Senate consider necessary and the duties and salaries of the officers shall be determined by the Senate.
—(1) The Senate may meet at such time and place and as often as may be necessary.
(2) Twelve members of the Senate personally present at any meeting of the Senate shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business.
(3) All questions arising at any meeting of the Senate shall be decided by a majority of the votes of the members present.
(4) At any meeting of the Senate, the President or in his absence the Vice-President presiding at the meeting shall have a deliberative vote and shall, in the event of an equality of votes, have a casting vote.
(5) Subject to any rules made under this Act, the Senate may regulate their own procedure and in particular the holding of meetings, the notice to be given of meetings, the proceedings thereat and the keeping of minutes and the custody, production and inspection of those minutes.
(6) The validity of the proceedings of the Senate shall not be affected by any vacancy amongst their members or by any irregularity in the appointment of any member.
—(1) The Senate may appoint one or more committees and boards for any general or special purpose which in the opinion of the Senate may be better dealt with or managed by a committee or board and the Senate may delegate to any committee or board so appointed, with or without restrictions or conditions as they think fit, the exercise of any functions exercisable by the Senate.
(2) The number and term of office of the members of a committee or board appointed under this section, and the number of those members necessary to form a quorum, shall be fixed by the Senate.
(3) A committee or board appointed under this section may include persons who are not members of the Senate but who shall be members of the Academy.
(4) Every committee or board appointed under subsection (1) shall have amongst its members at least one person who is a practising advocate and solicitor and who has for an aggregate period of 7 years been a practising advocate and solicitor or a legal officer or both, nominated by the Council of the Law Society.