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2017 PILO auctions raise record $20,000 for summer grants

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) raised a record $20,000 from its 2017 annual online and live auctions, which are held to raise money to provide grants for students with unpaid public interest internships during the summer.

“The PILO Executive Board is proud to announce that with your support we surpassed our fundraising goal for the 2017 auction by raising just over $20,000,” PILO President Stephanie Jackson(JD ’17) announced in an email to the law school. “These proceeds will be used to fund unpaid summer public interest internships for Wake Forest Law students through Professor Hopkins Pro Humanitate Grants.”

The online auction was held from Feb. 1-8 and the live auction on Feb. 9 in the Worrell Professional Center. It was open to Wake Forest Law students, faculty, staff and alumni, with Professor Steve Virgil serving as Master of Ceremonies. The professional auctioneer donated his services, the organizers said.

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Bidding for online PILO annual auction continues through Feb. 8, live auction set for Feb. 9

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) will host it’s biggest annual fundraiser — the PILO Auction — beginning online on Feb. 1-8 with the live auction following beginning  at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. You can bid on items including a weekend at Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) mountain cabin on the New River, airplane rides and dinners with faculty and hand-painted watercolors.
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After 35 years with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Hazel Mack joins Wake Forest Law as interim director of outreach

Hazel Mack has spent the past 35 years helping others through her work with Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC). And despite her recent retirement, Mack finds herself continuing to help others as Wake Forest Law’s new interim director of outreach.

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Graduation Profile: Alena Baker Mosier (JD ’16)

Student Profile: Alena Baker Mosier (JD ’16)

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Public Interest Law Organization’s auctions raise $18,000 for summer grants

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) raised $18,000 from its annual online and live auctions, which are held to raise money to provide grants for students with unpaid public interest internships during the summer.

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Public Interest Law Organization to host 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 2, 2016

Wake Forest Law’s Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) will host its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Bermuda Run Country Club West Course in Advance, N.C.

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

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.

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Annual PILO Chili Cook-Off raises more than $700 for summer public interest work grants

Organizers of the Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) raised $710 at its annual chili cook-off held Wednesday, Nov. 18. The funds raised will go toward 2016 PILO grants to help fund unpaid public interest-related summer internships. Students, faculty and staff sampled nearly 20 varieties of chili during lunch and voted for their favorites.

“Thank you to all of our participants for entering some great chilis this year,” said Emily Jeske (JD ’17), PILO member and one of the event organizers. “This event would not have been nearly so successful without all of your creative and tasty recipes. A huge thanks to everyone who came out and supported PILO at our first fundraiser of the year! We hope that you all had a great time.”

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Student Profile: Stephanie Jackson (JD ’17)

This student profile was created by the Wake Forest Law Pro Bono Project student staff. View the original article on their e-newsletter. Stephanie Jackson (JD ’17) hails from Ohio by way of New York, coming to Wake Forest Law after earning a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs and working at NYU. Jackson’s passion before law school was education and equity, and those continue to drive her through law school. She is impacted by learning about the gaps in the law, why those gaps are not being filled, and what she can do. She hopes to continue working in the public service sector in policy after graduation. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law student with Nepal connections recommends three relief organizations in light of most recent earthquake

The earthquakes in Nepal are tragic on many levels, most obviously in the sheer number of people who have lost their lives and the many more who have lost their homes, says Wake Forest Law Professor John Knox, United Nations Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment. News agencies have reported the death toll at more than 8,000 and rising in light of Tuesday’s second major quake. Continue reading »