CONSTITUTION AND POWERS OF 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;
the Judges of the Supreme Court;
the President of the Law Society;
the Dean of the Faculty;
the Chairman of the Board; and
9 other members who are appointed 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 shall be appointed as a member of the Senate pursuant to subsection (1)(h) unless he is a member of the Academy and a citizen of Singapore.
(3) Any person appointed as a member of the Senate pursuant to subsection (1)(h) shall hold office for a term of one year and shall be eligible for reappointment on the expiration of his term of office.
(4) Any person holding office as a nominated member of the Senate immediately before 10th November 1995 shall be deemed to have been appointed under subsection (3).
—(1) The Chief Justice shall be the President of the Academy.
(2) The Senate may appoint from amongst its members such number of Vice-Presidents of the Academy as it 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.
(5) A Vice-President of the Academy who ceases to be a member of the Senate shall cease to be Vice-President.
—(1) The Senate may perform all such functions and exercise all such powers of the Academy as it thinks fit.
(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 the Senate may determine.
8. The Academy may employ such number of officers as the Senate considers necessary and the duties and salaries of the officers shall be determined by the Senate.
—(1) The Senate may meet at such times and places as the Senate or the President may determine.
(2) A majority of the members of the Senate shall constitute a quorum for any meeting of the Senate.
(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 its 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 its 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.
(2) The Senate may delegate to any committee or board appointed under subsection (1), with or without restrictions or conditions as the Senate thinks fit, any function or power that may be performed or exercised by the Senate, other than the power to make rules under section 27.
(3) 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.
(4) A committee or board appointed under this section may include persons who are not members of the Academy.
(5) 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.
(6) Subsection (5) shall not apply if one of the members of the committee or board is a member of the Council of the Law Society.