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RULES MADE BY THE INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY
FOR THE HONOURS EXAMINATION.
Terms used in these Rules have (unless inconsistent with the context) the same meanings as they have in the Regulations made by the Society on the 27th November, 1877, as to the Preliminary, Intermediate, and Final Examination of persons intending to become Solicitors of the Supreme Court (hereinafter referred to as “the Regulations").
1. No honorary distinction (except local prizes already instituted) will be awarded by the Society to any candidate in respect only of the Final Examination. All honorary distinctions awarded by the Society will—with the exception mentioned—be awarded to candidates who pass the Honours Examination as hereinafter mentioned.
2. There shall be held in the hall of the Society, or in such other place as the Council may from time to time appoint, four voluntary Examinations for Honours in each year. The Examinations shall take place on such days as the Council may from time to time appoint.
3. The Examination Committee shall, with the assistance (so far as they may think proper to resort to the same) of the Examiner or Examiners to be appointed for the purpose by the Council, conduct the Honours Examinations.
4. The Council may, from time to time, by resolution, appoint such competent person or competent persons as they may see fit to be an Examiner or Examiners to assist the Committee in the Honours Examination, and the Council may at pleasure remove any Examiner so appointed.
5. There shall be paid to every Examiner so appointed, not being a member of the Committee or of the Council, such remuneration as the Council may from time to time, by resolution, prescribe.
6. The Honours Examination shall be open to all candidates without reference to age, and shall be on the subjects specified for the final examinations in the Regulations.
7. Every candidate who is eligible and desirous to compete for honours shall, at the time when he gives notice of his desire to be examined at any Final Examination, give notice in writing of his desire to be examined for honours. Forms of notice can be obtained at the office of the Society.
8. At each Honours Examination the candidates who, in the opinion of the Committee, are deserving of honorary distinction will be arranged in three classes ; and, in awarding honorary distinction, the marks obtained in the Honours Examination will alone be considered, except in cases of equality, or approximate equality, when the Final Examination papers may be taken into consideration.
9. The names of candidates placed in the first class will be arranged in order of merit, and every candidate placed in that class will, in addition to a class certificate, receive a prize.
The names of candidates placed in the second and third classes respectively will be arranged alphabetically, and every candidate placed in those classes will receive a class certificate. The certificate will be in the following or an equivalent form:
who served his Articles of Clerkship to
was placed in the first [second or third] class.
President. 10. The names of all candidates who attain honorary distinction will be printed in the Society's Calendar.
11. At each Honours Examination the following prizes will be awardel, unless in the opinion of the Committee the standard attained should not justify the issue of any first-class list :- The Clement's Inn Prize (value £10 10s.); The Clifford's Inn Prize (value £5 5s.); and the New Inn Prize (value 65 5s.); or an additional Society's Prize of like value; and the Daniel Reardon Prize, being the one fourth part of the dividend on £3,333 68. 8d. Consolidated Bank Annuities. In addition, the Society will give as many prizes (valne £5 5s. each) as are required. The value of each prize will be expended by the Society in the purchase of legal, historical, or constitutional works, to be selected by the successful candidate, and such works will be bound at the expense of the Society, and be stamped with the arms of the Society.
12. In addition tlie following prizes will be awarded according to the result of the Honours Examinations during the year, namely :
The Scott Prize, being the dividend on £1,265 Preferential 4} per Cent. London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway Co.'s Stock (1863).
The Broderip Gold Medal, to be purchased with the dividend on £333 6s, 8d. Reduced Aunuities.
N.B.--Since the above Rules were made it has been resolved that each Honours Candidate shall pay an extra fee of £1 upon giving his notice.