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Public Interest Law Association hosts successful auction

n February 19, almost 200 students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered at the 19th Annual DePaul Law Auction to raise money for scholarships for students working in unpaid summer public interest internships. Over $16,000 was raised. The funds from the event support students working at nonprofits and government agencies. These organizations have heavy caseloads, but are unable to pay summer interns to help serve more clients. Students receiving scholarships have worked in areas such as civil rights, disability advocacy, domestic violence, immigration and criminal law. 

The auction was very successful, with a notable high attendance by alumni, and many items available. The event included a silent auction, a raffle package, and a live auction. Guests were treated to a variety of hors d’oeuvres and open bar as they explored the silent auction. Popular silent auction items included a float in a SpaceTime Tank, Park Hopper passes at Disney World, a St. Louis vacation and a dozen Sprinkles' cupcakes. After the silent auction closed, Professor Howard Rubin led an exciting live auction. The live auction included tickets to a Bulls game, a weekend getaway on a Wisconsin farm, and dinner at the chef’s table at Ada Street. Many professors and alumni generously donated networking lunches and dinners. 

The Public Interest Law Association Auction Committee, chaired by Katherine Davis (’16), would like to thank all those who attended and donated to the auction. ​