The final round in the competition between the law clubs of the Law School for the Ames Prizes will be argued on February 12. These prizes are offered from the income of a fund given by the late Dean Ames to be used at the discretion of the Faculty to advance the usefulness of the School. In order to revive and strengthen the law clubs, which had been losing their hold on the students of the School, the Faculty have established these two prizes, of $200 and $100, to be competed for by the clubs, and have also established a board of student advisers, to be drawn from the third-year men to supervise the competition, and to give aid to the first-year men in general. So far as the results of a single year go the main objects of the Faculty seem to be achieved, for twenty-two clubs have taken part, each with eight second-year men, or 176 men out of a class of 216.
*The Ames Competition is limited to the second-year men of the law clubs, and this year to those clubs which dur- ing their first-year work argued at least eight cases. After this year the number of cases argued in the first year required to make a club eligible will be raised to twelve. The competition takes the form of an elimination tournament, the competing clubs being drawn by lot in each round. It is under the direction of the board of Student. Advisers, which consists of eight third-year men chosen by the Faculty partly for this purpose, partly to help the first-year men to an effective start in their work. They frame the cases for argument, subject to the approval of the Faculty and assign the Judges, unless they have been agreed upon by the competing clubs. The following clubs are to be brought together in the final round:
The Choate Club: M. M. McDermott, Princeton '10, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and M. C. Lightner, Michigan '10, of Toronto, Canada.
The Bryce Club: T. J. Moore, Richmond College '08, of Midlothian, Texas; and M. C. Taylor, Dartmouth '10, of Worcester