GRAY AND SCOTT CLUBS TO MEET IN AMES FINALS
TROPHIES WILL BE GIVEN MEMBERS OF WINNING CLUB
January 11 is the date on which the final case in the Ames competition at the Law School will be argued, according to an announcement made last night by Dean Pound. This case will be presented in a mock trial before a bench of three justices by the George Gray law club and the Scott law club, the two third-year law groups which won the semi-final contests held two weeks ago.
This final case comes as the climax of a three year competition between the various clubs, or discussion groups, in the Law School. At the end of the first year, in which the clubs held discussions among themselves, about 26 clubs were picked to compete against one another during the second year, when the four groups with the best percentage of victories were chosen to take part in the semi-finals in the third year. These four were the Marshall club, the George Gray club, the Scott club, and the Ames Gray club.
Marshall Club Eliminated
The trial of the first semi-final case, on November 21, was held in the center lecture room of Langdell Hall between the Marshall club and the George Gray club. W. M. V. Hoffmann 3L and E. C. Johnson 2d 3L of the George Gray Club acted as attorneys for the plaintiff in the case assigned, while R. S. Foster 3L, and C. W. Partridge 3L acted as counsel for the defendant. The case was decided in favor of the George Gray club by Judges J. A. Lowell '91 Federal District Judge, J. M. Morton Jr. '91, Federal District Judge, and J. G. Palfrey '96, attorney.
Ames Gray Lost to Scott Club
Two days later the second semi-final case was tried between the Scott club and the Ames Gray club, the Scott club gaining the decision. The Ames Gray club was represented by Webster Atwell 3L, and C. R. Murchison 3L and the Scott club by David Stoffer 3L, and P. D. Miller 3L. The judges were C. I. Davis of the Massachusetts Land Court, F. T. Hammond of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, and A. P. Stone '93 of the Cambridge Municipal Court.
A trophy will be given to each of the students in the winning club, as well as a cash prize. The Ames prize is considered the highest honor to be obtained in the Law School.