In the Graduate Schools
Eliot and Sloss Awarded Decision in Ames Trials
Before a gathering of more than 400 people in the Court Room of Langdell Hall in the Harvard Law School, Friday night, the Scott Club scored an oratorical triumph, winning the final round of the Ames competition of the Law School Clubs. T. H. Eliot 3L and F. H. Sloss 3L presented the arguments for the winning Club.
J. H. Nichols, chairman of the Board of Student Advisers in the Law School gave a short preliminary announcement and presented the bare facts of the case. The Scott Club speakers then appeared before the three justices, and were opposed by J. J. Fine 3L and F. B. Messitte 3L of the Lowell Club.
The winning of this competition is rated as one of the highest honors which can be achieved by a law student at Harvard. The case presented dealt with a newspaper editor who was suing the owner of the paper for the casts of defense in a newspaper libel charge.
The first year Clubs, whose competition involves chiefly criminal law, will stage their quarter finals in the next two or three weeks.