Public Interest Advocates annual auction is March 23

The auction raises funds for summer and full-time fellowships for students to work at public interest law organizations throughout the state.

WVU Law 2017 PIA Auction

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — WVU Law hosts its annual Public Interest Advocates (PIA) Auction and Dinner on March 23. The public is invited to attend.

The lumberjack-themed evening begins at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner in the College of Law lobby. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased for $10 at the door.

The auction will start at 7 p.m. in the College’s Event Hall. Live auction items and silent auction items will be up for bid, and there will also be raffle items and a door prize. Admissions to the auction is free.

Some of the auction items include Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates tickets, golf packages, signed WVU basketball memorabilia, tickets to concerts and theater performances, a week’s stay at a Myrtle Beach condo and weekend getaways.

Proceeds from the PIA Auction help fund summer and full-time fellowships at public interest organizations throughout the state for students at the College of Law. These fellowships allow students to provide free legal services to West Virginians, including the elderly, families and children, victims of domestic violence and residents who may not be able to afford legal representation.

"Organizations that provide free legal services for low income citizens can’t always fund fellowships for students interested in public interest work.” said JenniferPowell, director for the WVU Center for Law and Public Service. "These paid fellowships allow students to directly help people who are in desperate need of legal assistance, while still receiving payment for their work. In this way, PIA helps to support and create the next generation of public interest lawyers who will serve West Virginians in need."

For more information about the PIA, contact the Center for Law and Public Service at (304) 293-8555 or jennifer.powell@mail.wvu.edu.

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