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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, 1939

Law Faculty Club

Law Faculty Club

The activities of the Law Faculty Club over the past twelve months have been confined to two major events—the Law Dinner and the Annual Law Ball—in addition to the continued co-operation with the Wellington Law Students' Society in conducting its moots and addresses. The objects of the Club are the promotion of the welfare of law students in their activities both academical and social and in the latter phase the Club has had a very successful year.

The Annual Law Dinner held in the Empire Hotel early in March was well attended by senior students but there was a very poor response from the junior members of the faculty. Our guest of honour on this occasion was His Honour Sir Hubert Ostler and also present were Hon. H. G. R. Mason, Attorney-General, Professor Williams and members of the profession.

The Annual Law Ball held recently was not the success it was hoped to be due to the lack of support from the legal practitioners in the city who appear to fail to appreciate the significance of this function. Excellent support however was given by the students. The Club is indebted to the Right Honourable the Chief Justice, Sir Michael Myers, G.C.M.G., and Lady Myers for honouring the Club by acting as host and hostess for the evening.

Members of the Club were fortunate through the kind action of Professor Williams of meeting early in the second term Dr. E. Tyler Dennett, until recently President of Williams College, Massachusetts, U.S.A., and formerly Professor of International Relations at Princeton. Dr. Dennett's object was to contact the law students and hear their views on legal education and other such topics. In turn he explained the system of legal education at the various law schools in the United States and replied to the questions of students in a very able manner.

The Club has available now six LL.B. hoods which are hired to graduates for the capping ceremony thus helping to alleviate the worries of students in this connection.