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less they shall be of opinion that the examination of the students they select has been such as entitles them thereto. At every call to the Bar, those students who have passed a public examination, and either obtained a studentship or a certificate of honour, shall take rank in seniority over all other students who shall be called on the same day. No students shall be eligible to be called to the Bar who shall not either have attended during one whole year the lectures of two of the readers, or have satisfactorily passed a public examination.

The examination will be held in Trinity term next, to which a student of any of the Inns of Court, who is desirous of becoming a candidate for a studentship or honours, or of obtaining a certificate of fitness for being called to the Bar, will be admissible.

Each student proposing to submit himself for examination will be required to enter his name at the treasurer's office of the Inn of Court to which he belongs, on or before Tuesday, May 12, next ; and he will further be required to state in writing whether his object in offering himself for examination it to compete for a studentship, or other honourable distinction, or whether he is merely desirous of obtaining a certificate preliminary to a call of the Bar.

The examination will commence on Tuesday, May 19, next, and will be continued on the Wednesday and Thursday following. It will take place in the benchers' reading room, at Lincoln's Inn, and the doors will be closed ten minutes after the time appointed for the commencement of the examination.

The examination by printed questions will be conducted in the following order :

Tuesday morning, May 19, at half-past nine, on Constitutional Law and Legal History ; in the afternoon, at half-past one, on Equity.

Wednesday morning, May 20, at half-past nine, on Common Law; in the afternoon, at half-past one, on the Law of Real Property, &c.

Thursday morning, May 21, at half-past nine, on Jurisprudence and the Civil Law ; in the afternoon, at half-past one, a paper will be given to the students, including questions bearing upon all the foregoing subjects of examination.

The oral examination will be conducted in the same order, during the same hours, and on the same subjects, as those already marked out for the examination by printed questions, except that on Thursday afternoon there will be no oral examination.

The oral examination of each student will be conducted apart from the other students, and the character of that examination will vary according as the student is a candidate for honours or a studentship, or desires simply to obtain a certificate.

The oral examination and printed questions will be founded on the books below mentioned, regard being had, however, to the particular object with a view to which the student presents himself for examination.


In determining the question whether a student has passed the examination in such a manner as to entitle him to be called to the Bar, the examiners will principally have regard to the general knowledge of law and jurisprudence which he has displayed. A student may present himself at any number of examinations until he shall have obtained a certificate. Any student who shall obtain a certificate may present himself a second time for examination as a candidate for the studentship, but only at one of the three examinations immediately succeeding that at which he shall have obtained such certificate, provided that if any student so presenting himself shall not succeed in obtaining the studentship his name shall not appear in the list. Students who have kept more than eleven terms shall not be admitted to an examination for the studentship.



Hilary Term, 1863. At the examination of Candidates for admission on the roll of attorneys and solicitors of the superior courts, the examiners recommended the following gentlemen, under the age of 26, as being entitled to honorary distinction :

Mr. Cartmell Harrison, aged 21; Mr. James Huntley John, aged 24; Mr. A. B. D. Sword, aged 21 ; Mr. John Woodcock, aged 21 ; Mr. Albert R. Rollit, aged 21.

The Council of the Incorporated Law Society have accordingly awarded the following prizes of books :

To Mr. Harrison, the prize of the Honourable Society of Clifford's Inn; to Mr. John, the prize of the Honourable Society of Clement's Inn ; to Mr. Sword, Mr. Woodcock, and Mr. Rollit, each one of the prizes of the Incorporated Law Society.

The examiners have also certified that the following candidates, whose names are placed in alphabetical order, passed examinations which entitled them to commendation :

Thomas Beaumont, aged 21 ; Henry Cadman, aged 21 ; Thomas D. Goodman, aged 23 ; Robert W. Griffith, B.A., aged 25 ; Robert F. Loosemore, aged 22 ; John Henry Waeick, aged 22; James Webber, Junr., aged 24 ; and Frederick A. Wilcox, aged 25.

The Council accordingly awarded them certificates of merit.

The examiners further announced to the following candidates that their answers to the questions at the examinations were highly satisfactory, and would have entitled them to prizes or certificates of merit if they had been under the age of 26 :

Joseph F. Swann, aged 29; Richard Austen Dale, aged 27 ; Thomas Goffey, aged 28 ; Alfred T. Cox, aged 31.

The number of candidates examined was 106 ; of these ninetycight were passed, and eight postponed.

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January. 2nd. MURRAY, RICHARD HIENRY, Esq., Barrister, aged 26. 12th. Burns, Sir Robert EASTON, Puisne Judge of the Queen's

Bench, Upper Canada. 25th. VIVEASH, ORIEL, Esq., Barrister, aged 68. 30th. Robinson, Sir Join BEVERLEY, Bart., B.C., late President

of the Court of Appeal, and formerly Chief Justice of

Upper Canada. 31st. NICHOLETTS, Edwin, Esq., Solicitor, and Treasurer of County Courts.

February. 2nd. WiLLES, WILLIAM HENRY, Esq., Judge of the Bristol County

Court, aged 40. 3rd. FRANCIS JOHN, Esq., Solicitor, aged 75. 3rd. NEWBON, JAMES SHELTON, Esq., Solicitor, aged 56. 6th. FISHER, FRANCIS, Esq., Barrister, aged 53. 6th. HUNT, WILLIAM, Esq., Solicitor, aged 51. 7th. GURNEY, WILLIAM CORYNDEN, Esq., Barrister, aged 32. 14th. RENNALLS, WILLIAM RODEN, Esq., formerly Judge of the

Court of Admiralty, in Jamaica, aged 73. 21st. Chitty, THOMAS, Esq., Barrister, aged 47. 22nd. EDGELL, ALEXANDER, Esq., Solicitor. 23rd. Watson, ROBERT WILLIAM, Esq., Solicitor. 28th. KNAPP, CHARLES, Esq., Barrister, aged 48.

March. 2nd, O'MEAGHER, WILLIAM, Esq., Barrister. 8th. MACKENZIE, WILLIAM, Esq., Solicitor, aged 56. 9th. WARNER, ISAAC, Esq., Solicitor, aged 48. 10th. WRANGHAM, Digby CAYLEY, Esq., Serjeant-at-Law, aged 58. 11th. CLARE, AMBROSE, Esq., Solicitor. 11th. Robson, JAMES PICKERING, Esq., Solicitor, aged 48. 14th. KENNEDY, REYNOLDS, Esq., Solicitor, aged 23.

19th. White, J. MEADOWS, Esq., Solicitor, aged 64. 20th. ROPER, SIR HENRY, formerly Chief Justice of Bombay,

aged 63. 24th. Low, ARCHIBALD, Esq., Solicitor, aged 72. 27th. BROOKSBANK, James, Esq., Barrister, aged 46.

April. 3rd. LAKE, HENRY, Esq., Solicitor. 3rd. STRANG, Robert, Esq., Solicitor. 19th. Swanston, CLEMENT T., Esq., Q.C., aged 80. 20th. PAINTER, Thomas G., Esq., late one of Metropolitan Police

Magistrates, aged 81.

List of New Lublications.

Baker- The Laws relating to Burials ; with Notes, Forms, and Practical Instruction. By J. Baker, Esq., Barrister. Third Edition. Including the Statutes passed during the last Session of Parliament, and the Scotch and Irish Acts. 12mo., 78. 6d. cloth.

Bateman—The General Highway Acts. Second Edition. By W. N. Welsby, Esq. 12mo., 9s. cloth.

Chitty-A Treatise on the Law of Contracts, and upon the Defences to Actions thereon. Seventh Edition. By J. A. Russell, Esq., Barrister. Royal 8v0., 32s. cloth.

Coote and TristramThe Practice of the Court of Probate in Common Form Business ; also a Treatise on the Practice of the Court in Contentious Business. By H. C. Coote, Proctor, and Dr. T. H. Tristram. Fourth Edition. 8vo., 21s. cloth.

DayThe Common Law Procedure Acts and other Statutes relating to the Practice of the Superior Courts of Common Law, and the Rules of Court ; with Notes. By J. C. F. S. Day, Esq., Barrister. Second Edition. Post 8vo., 15s. cloth.

Edwards-Shall we Register Title ? or, the Objections to Land and Title Registry Stated and Answered. By T. Edwards, Esq.,

. Barrister. 12 mo., 4s. 6d. cloth.

Fisher-A Digest of all the Reported Decisions in the House of Lords, Privy Council, Common Law, Equity, Divorce, Probate, Admiralty, Bankruptcy, and Ecclesiastical Courts, with a Selection from the Irish and Scotch Reports, References to the Statutes passed, and Rules and Orders of Court promulgated ; and a Collection of Cases overruled and impeached from Hilary Term, 1862, to Hilary Terin, 1863. By R. A. Fisher, Esq., Barrister-at-Law. Cloth, 11s.

Hawkins-A concise Treatise on the Construction of Wills. By F. V. Hawkins, Esq., Barrister. 8vo., 10s. 6d. cloth.

Lewis-Principles of Conveyancing Explained and Illustrated by concise Precedents ; with an Appendix on the Effect of the Transfer of Land Act. By H. Lewis, Esq., Barrister. 8vo., 18s. cloth.

LumleyThe Law of Parochial Assessments Explained in a practical Commentary. With an Appendix containing the Modern Statutes relating to Rating, and the Union Assessment Committee Act, 1862. By W. G. Lumley, Esq., Barrister. 12mo., 6s. 6d. cloth.

Maine-Ancient Law : its connexion with Early History of Society, &c. By H. S. Maine, Esq., Barrister. Second Edition. 8vo., 12s. cloth.

Rouse—Practical Man ; giving 400 carefully prepared Forms in Legal Matters, and a complete Collection of Tables and Rules applicable to the Management of Estates, the Calculations of all


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