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1. A Bachelor of Letters may be admitted as a Candidate and may supplicate for the degree of Doctor of Letters, provided that he has had his name on the Books of some College or Hall or on the Register of Non-Collegiate Students for twenty-six Terms.
2. A Bachelor of Science may be admitted as a Candidate and may supplicate for the degree of Doctor of Science, provided that he has had his name on the Books of some College or Hall or on the Register of Non-Collegiate Students for twenty-six Terms.
3. A Master of Arts, who has incepted in this University, may be admitted as a Candidate and may supplicate for either of these degrees, provided that he has entered upon the thirty-ninth Term from his matriculation.
4. Any person who being a Master of Arts of the University of Cambridge or Dublin has been incorporated, and any person who being an Undergraduate or a Bachelor of Arts of the University of Cambridge or Dublin has been incorporated and has incepted in the faculty of Arts in this University, may be admitted as a Candidate and may supplicate for either of these degrees, provided that he has entered upon the thirty-ninth Term from his matriculation at Cambridge or Dublin.
5. Any person on whom the degree of Master of Arts has been conferred by Convocation by decree, other than a degree honoris causa, may be admitted as a Candidate and may supplicate for either of these degrees, provided that he has entered upon the twelfth Term from his admission to that degree.
6. When a Candidate under the provisions of the following clause applies for the approval of a Board of a Faculty the application for approval shall be made through the Assistant Registrar to the Chairman of the Board, and shall be accompanied by a fee of seven pounds and by a certificate signed by some officer of or some person deputed by the College or Hall or Body to which he belongs, and showing that his name is on the books of such College or Hall or Body.
7. Before supplicating, Candidates for either of these degrees must have submitted evidence of their fitness for the degree to the approval of the Board of the Faculty to which their subject belongs. Such evidence shall consist of published papers or books,* containing an original
* By regulation of the Boards at least one year must elapse between the publication of a piece of work and its submission to the Board as evidence in support of an application.
contribution to the advancement of learning or science; and, where possible, at least two copies of such books or papers shall be submitted. If the Board approves the evidence, a Certificate shall be given to the Candidate describing the evidence approved by the Board, and stating that it is of sufficient merit to entitle him to supplicate for the degree. This Certificate shall be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary, and shall be published in the usual manner: and it shall be the duty of the Registrar, when a Candidate's name is entered for the degree, to ascertain whether the Certificate has been duly granted. One copy of each of the papers and books named in the Certificate shall remain in the possession of the University for deposit in Bodley's Library, provided that no book or paper of which the Library already possesses a copy shall be so deposited except with the consent of the Candidate and of the Librarian, unless the copy submitted by the Candidate shall be of a different issue or shall contain alterations or additions. The Board shall have power to appoint Judges to consider the evidence submitted by any Candidate, and to report thereon to the Board; and shall further have power, in any case where it is of opinion that a Judge who has been so appointed, and who has made his report to the Board, should receive a remuneration for his services, to make a recommendation to that effect to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors. The Board shall also have power to make and vary from time to time such regulations for carrying out the provisions of this clause as it may deem expedient, provided that all such regulations and any variations in them shall be submitted to the Hebdomadal Council for approval.
DE TEMPORE ET EXERCITIIS REQUISITIS AD GRADUS IN JURE CIVILI CAPESSENDOS.
[For Date of Examination see Page 7.]
[Statt. Tit. VI. Sect. v.]
Of the qualifications of Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law.
2. Any person who has been admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts may supplicate for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law after the completion of the twenty-sixth Term from his Matriculation, provided that he shall have passed the Examination hereinafter prescribed, and shall have had his name on the Books of some College or Hall or on the Register of Non-Collegiate Students for twenty-six Terms.
2. Any person who has been, or is qualified to be, matriculated in the University, and is not under the age of twentyone years, and has obtained a Degree in Arts, or in Philosophy, or in Science, in some other University, may give notice to the Assistant Registrar of his desire to enter upon a course of advanced legal study as a Candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law. Such notice may be given either during Term or in Vacation. It shall be the duty of the Assistant Registrar to see that the applicant has satisfied the conditions aforesaid, and, if he has satisfied these conditions, to lay his application before the Board of the Faculty of Law. The Board shall determine whether he is well qualified to pursue such a course of advanced legal study; and if it approves the application, the Assistant Registrar shall notify the fact to the applicant, who shall pay to the University Chest through the Assistant Registrar a fee of £5 within a fortnight of such notification, or, if at the time he is not yet a member of the University, then within a fortnight of his matriculation.
It shall be the duty of the Candidate to occupy himself, for seven Terms at the least, after giving such notice as aforesaid to the Assistant Registrar, and exclusive of the Term (if any) in which he has given such notice, in hearing lectures or otherwise in the study of Law under the supervision of the Board.
He may be admitted to the Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law not earlier than the eighth, and not later than the twelfth Term from his matriculation, or if he be an Affiliated, Colonial, Indian, or Foreign Student (whether Senior or Junior), not later than the sixteenth Term from his matriculation, as computed in accordance with the provisions of the Statutes relating to the standing of such students. Candidate who has been admitted to the examination in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this clause, and has obtained Honours therein, may supplicate for the Degree provided that he has kept statutable residence for eight Terms.
3. The Board of the Faculty of Law and, subject to the approval of the Vice-Chancellor, the Assistant Registrar, shall have power to make and vary such regulations, having regard to their respective duties, as may be necessary for carrying out the provisions of the foregoing clause.
§ 2. Of the subjects and method of the Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law.
1. The Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law shall include
1. Jurisprudence, General or Comparative.
3. English Law.
4. International Law.
The Board of the Faculty of Law shall from time to time determine what branches of the subjects above named shall be offered, and may, if they think fit, prescribe books to be read by Candidates.
The Board of the Faculty of Law may make regulations permitting Candidates to offer Roman-Dutch Law or some branch thereof as part of the examination in Roman law.
2. The Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law shall be conducted by the Regius Professor of Civil Law, or some other Professor or Reader in the Faculty of Law deputed by him, or some Doctor of Civil Law being a member of Congregation deputed by him and approved by the ViceChancellor, together with not less than three, nor more than four, other Examiners, to be appointed as hereinafter mentioned.
3. The nomination of Examiners shall be made in accordance with Statt. Tit. VI. Sect. I. E. § 2, 'Concerning the
Nomination of Examiners,' and § 3,' Of the Elected Members of Nominating Committees,' by the Committee appointed under Statt. Tit. VI. Sect. I. E. § 3. cl. 3 (i) for the nomination of the Public Examiners in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence.
4. One or two Examiners shall be nominated as early as may be in Hilary Term in each year, to hold office for two years, and such other Examiner or Examiners as may be necessary shall be nominated at the same time to hold office for one year. The name of each person nominated shall be separately submitted to Convocation in the course of the same Term.
5. An Examiner who has been approved by Convocation shall hold office for the period for which he was nominated; and if any such Examiner shall cease to hold office before the expiration of such period, an Examiner shall be appointed in like manner as soon as may be, for the unexpired residue of such period.
6. An Examiner who has held office may be nominated again; provided that no Examiner shall hold office for more than four years in succession.
7. An Examiner may on account of sickness or other urgent cause obtain leave of absence from the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors, who shall nominate a person to supply his place. Such leave of absence shall in no case be granted to an Examiner for a length of time extending over more than one Examination.
8. If any Examiner shall in the conduct of the Examination so act as in the judgement of the Vice-Chancellor or of the two Proctors to appear unmindful of the obligations of his office and the credit of the University, he shall be removed from his office by the Vice-Chancellor or by the two Proctors, as the case may be.
9. The powers given in a Statute concerning a Visitatorial Board made by the University of Oxford Commissioners under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1877, to the Visitatorial Board in respect of Professors and Readers may be exercised also under the conditions and in manner prescribed in the said Statute in respect of the Examiners.
10. The Board of the Faculty of Law shall exercise a general supervision over the subjects of Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law, and shall from time to time issue lists of books and subjects, and shall have power to make such further regulations as it shall deem necessary for carrying out the provisions of the Statute.