An auction. I know what you’re thinking, “I am a poor law student. How can I possibly afford anything at an auction?” Here’s the good news, you don’t really need anything more than the $10 it costs to get in.
On Friday, April 5, the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will hold its annual silent and live auction. The doors open at 5 pm and there will be food, drink, live entertainment, and the grand finale: a live auction with auctioneer Professor Thomas Golden. Legend has it Professor Golden sets the live auction tone with a primer in auction contracts.
Come, hang out, have fun and if the mood strikes you bid. And if you think items will be out of your reach, think again. This year there are silent auction items ranging from admission for four to the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park, two tickets to see The Nutcracker, Kaplan Bar Review course, and even a night of bowling for you and some friends with some of the professors who teach important bar courses.
According to sources, last year’s winner of the bowling with TJSL professors used some of their time to have an impromptu review session. So 3L’s this could be a chance to get that extra edge that will help you prep for the July bar.
Bid or not, by coming to the auction, you will help support TJSL students in their work with Public Interest Law. All proceeds go to a scholarship fund. This money is then distributed to TJSL students who will spend their summers working to address issues of homelessness, violence against women, human trafficking and much more.