Annual PILO Charity Auction rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20

A weekend at a cabin on the New River. High tea at the O’Henry Hotel with Professor Rebecca Morrow. Original watercolor paintings by Professor George Walker. A weeklong stay in Key West, Fla. These are among the offerings up for bid at the Wake Forest Law annual Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) Auction at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.  The event, which was originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, will include food, drinks, games and prizes.

The annual PILO auction is organized by the Public Interest Initiative  (PII) to raise money to fund scholarships for students working in unpaid public interest positions during the summer. The Public Interest Initiative promotes Wake Forest Law’s tradition of training lawyers who serve not only their clients, but also their communities, state and nation.

“These grants give students the freedom to take jobs they’re passionate about, rather than having to find paying work to support themselves,” says Mariel Mota (’14), PII Executive Board Member.

This year’s auction items also include a trip to Charleston, S.C.,  in a private jet and dinner for two at Mozelle’s, among many others.

In past years, the auction has raised thousands of dollars and grants went to numerous students working in domestic violence, legal aid, and for public defenders and district attorneys. In addition to the auction, PII hosts speakers and events throughout the year designed to help raise students’ understanding of public interest law.