FIRST-YEAR LAW MEN GREETED BY FACULTY
President Lowell and Professor Williston Spoke at Graduate Reception.
Over 200 first-year Law School men attended the reception tendered them by the Law School Society at Phillips Brooks House last night. E. D. Smith 3L., who recently resigned as president of the Society an account of ill health, presided, and introduced Professor Samuel Williston '82 as the first speaker. Professor Williston said that over 140 colleges were represented by graduates in the School this year, and that the School must therefore be made up of men of varied viewpoints. The School is particularly fortunate in having a spirit of complete democracy. The relations between students and professors have always been of the best, and the professors are always willing to co-operate with the students.
P. V. McNutt 3L., spoke on "The Legal Aid Bureau" of which he is president. It was founded in 1913, and was the first organization of its kind in any University in the country. It aims to give legal aid to those who have not the means to employ a lawyer. In three years it has recovered over $6,000 for its clients, and has lost only one case.
G. C. Henderson 3L., president of the Law Review, told of the work of his paper, which reviews all important Common Law decisions in the country, frequently criticizing the Supreme Court decisions. He ended by expressing the debt of gratitude which the Review and its board owed to the late Dean Thayer, who gave them a great deal of valuable time and assistance.
President Lowell congratulated his hearers on having chosen law as a profession. Drawing from his own experience as a law student, he urged all present to join a Law Cub, the work of which he characterized as being extremely stimulating.