Bid on PILO online auction through Feb. 10, annual live auction to be Thursday, Feb. 11

Graphic of 2016 Annual PILO Auction event details

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) annual online auction is now live here and is open to all Wake Forest Law students, faculty, staff and alumni, according to PILO Auction Co-Chairs Ariana Burnette, Katie McAbee and Stephanie Jackson.

Online bidding will close at midnight Wednesday, Feb. 10.

PILO will hold its annual live auction from 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Law Commons. Tickets for the live auction will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, through Wednesday, Feb. 10, and cost $10. Tickets purchased before the auction include food, two beer tickets and four raffle tickets. Tickets purchased at the door also cost $10 but include food, two beer tickets and one raffle ticket. Professors Michael Green and Ralph Peeples will be the auctioneers.

For those with a winning bid on an item at the live auction, payment is due immediately after winning the item. PILO accepts cash, check and credit cards.
Organizers say it’s not too late to submit a donation! Students can submit an item/service to donate to the Live Auction HEREFaculty/staff can donate HERE.

All money raised by the event goes to provide grants for students with unpaid public interest internships during the summer. This year’s auctioned items include:

  • Professor Tanya Marsh’s “Fiesta Game Night” with margaritas, guacamole and board games (up to 6 students);
  • Professor Lentz’s “Bourbon, Bacon, Bonfire” adventure extravaganza (up to 6 students);
  • Professor Wendy Parker’s “Triple-T Throwdown” with tequila, tamales and Texas hold ‘em poker (up to 6 students);
  • “An Evening of Tort(e)s” with Professors Peeples, Cardi and Green (up to 4 students); and
  •  Professor Garland’s “Sweater Vests and Scotch” (up to 6 students).

PILO will also be auctioning off vacations which include:

  • A weekend stay at Dean Reynolds’ riverside cabin in Ashe County, NC (up to 11 students);
  • A three-day weekend Lake House in Smith Mountain Lake, VA (up to 12 students); and
  • One week in a beautiful ocean-front condo in Ocean City, Maryland (up to 4 students).

Last year, the auction raised nearly $18,000, and PILO was able to provide grants to 30 students. This year, their goal is to provide 40 students with grants. Auctioned items last year included a Chris Paul autographed WFU basketball, watercolor paintings by Professor George Walker and art from Nicaragua.

PILO would like to increase professor and faculty involvement, ranging from donations to suggestions on what types of items they would like to see at the auction, organizers say. For more information on how to donate, contact Ariana Burnette, Katie McAbee or Stephanie Jackson, the PILO Auction co-chairs.

PILO promotes Wake Forest’s tradition of training lawyers who serve not only their clients, but also their communities, state and nation. PILO works with the Office of Career Services and Professional Development to create an easy-to-access repository of information for students seeking internships, externships and fellowships.

Visit the website for more information about their work and accomplishments.