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At a meeting of the Chancery Club held in the Union yesterday afternoon a new Governing Board was elected, consisting of the three officers and two additional members. The newly chosen men are: D. H. Moffat 2L., President; B. M. Lease 2L., Vice-President; W. A. Whitfield 2L., Secretary-Treasurer, and F. S. Dibrell 1L. and J. R. Quarles 1L.
The Chancery Club is an organization of rather recent creation, having been formed about two months ago, its purpose being "to promote social contact and professional association among members of the Harvard Law School, and to afford opportunities for their meeting and dining together." The only other eating club in the Law School, besides the Lincoln's Inn, the Chancery Club is taking its part in fulfilling a need long felt in the School.
For many years it has been the feeling that the Law School is too much cut off from the life of the College. A large number of the men in the School come from colleges other than Harvard and hence have few or no associations in Cambridge, and without some place at which they can meet socially, their connections with the other men in their department are necessarily made very slowly.
The function of thus helping to create a more social atmosphere in the Law School, the Chancery Club has the support and approval of President Lowell and the Law Faculty. The President has always expressed himself in favor of getting the students of the University together socially. A member of the Law School Faculty said at one of the early meetings of the Club that, although he was not in favor of doing away with classroom work, he felt that it should be supplanted by discussion of the law among the students themselves, an opportunity for which is offered by such a society as the Chancery Club.
Since it was organized, the Club has held its luncheons in Room B of the Union, all the members of the Club also being in the membership of that institution. At these luncheons, the 35 or more men in the Chancery are enabled to meet socially. In addition, various members of the Faculty are often invited to speak to the men and discuss legal problems informally with them.
The room used by the Club, although primarily a luncheon room, has beside the tables, a number of easy chairs as well as an assortment of magazines and newspapers for the benefit of those who wish to make use of them.
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