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The Spike or Victoria College Review 1937

Law Faculty Club

Law Faculty Club

The objects of this Club are to promote the welfare of law students in both academical and social activities. The efforts of the Wellington Law Students' Society have relieved the Club of a large part of the responsibility of maintaining the academic standard of the faculty, but in the furthering of its second object the Club has had a very busy and successful year.

The Annual Law Ball, in which this Club co-operates with the Wellington Law Students' Society, was, for those fortunate persons who attended it, a most enjoyable function. The Club is indebted to Mr. Justice Smith and Mrs. Smith who acted as host and hostess on this occasion.

The Annual Dinner held in the Empire Hotel on the 9th March was subsidised by the Club with the result that the standard set in previous years was maintained in spite of the increased costs. Although we were unfortunate in not having our President, Professor Adamson, at the dinner, nearly all the vice-presidents were present. The Attorney-General, the Honourable H. G. R. Mason-, as speaker of the evening gave a most encouraging address on 'the future of the legal profession.

During the year the Committee took steps to institute a cultural legal section in the College Library. It is hoped that their recommendations will be adopted by the Librarian so that students may extend their studies to the less practical and equally interesting aspects of the law.

An effort was also made to procure a reduction in the price of typewritten Professors' Notes, but the Committee was assured that the Board does not regard the sale of these notes as a source of revenue and that any lower price would result in an uneconomical burden on the College Office.

The entire profits of the Law Ball, namely 6/2, were donated to the Building Fund and it is expected that this year, with more support from the University, an even larger contribution will be made.