Bidding in first online PILO auction ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4

Live auction scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 5, in Worrell Professional Center

The Wake Forest Law annual Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) Auction is set for 4 p.m on Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. An online auction will begin Thursday, Jan. 29, and extend through Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 5 p.m (EST). The online auction can be accessed here.

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

For the first time, an online auction will accompany the annual live event. The auction is the largest fundraising event for PILO and all proceeds go towards grants for students. Items in the online auction will include a WFU basketball autographed by Chris Paul, paintings by Professor George Walker and more. Once live, the online auction will be accessible here.

“The PILO auction is a fantastic event, ” says Nick Griffin (’16). “It simultaneously brings the Wake Law Community together for a night of fun while promoting student engagement in public interest law.”

These grants give students the freedom to take jobs they are passionate about, rather than having to find paying work to support themselves. Since its inception, the auction has raised thousands of dollars and given hundreds of grants to students working on issues including immigration, environment, domestic violence, and child advocacy. Students have worked with legal aid, public defenders, district attorneys and NGOs, among others.