The Harvard Law School Association offers a prize of $100 for the best essay on any of the following subjects: (1) The principle underlying the maxim volentianon fit injursa and the application of the maxim in cases where a servant sues a master to recover damages resulting from the master's failure to comply with the statutory requirements designed to secure the safety of the servant. (2) The extent to which in the United States private rights of property may be effected without compensation by the exercise of the police power. (3) The obligation of railroad companies impliedly assumed by the exercise of the power of eminent domain or the acceptance of state aid.
Competition for the above prize is open to members of the third-year class only. Essays must be sent to the secretary of the Association, Mr. Louis D. Brandeis, on or before June 1, 1889. The prize will be awarded at the meeting of the Association held in Cambridge in June, 1889. Austin G. Fox, Samuel B. Clarke and Victor Morawetz, as committee, selected the subjects and will award the prize.