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March 21 Auction and Dinner Supports PIA Fellowships

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA —The annual Public Interest Advocates Auction and Dinner will be held on March 21 at WVU Law. The public is invited to attend.

This year’s 1950s-themed event, “Hopelessly Devoted to Public Service,” begins at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet dinner in the WVU Law lobby. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased for $10 at the door, and children under 10 eat for free.

The auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the College’s Event Hall. Admission to the auction is free. Live and silent auction items will be up for bid, and there will also be raffle items and door prizes.

PIA Auction items include weekend getaways, Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates tickets, golf packages, signed WVU sports memorabilia, tickets to concerts and theater performances, a Bourbon tasting, electronics and homemade goods. Auctioneering services will be provided by Jared Staggs.

Proceeds from the PIA Auction help fund summer and full-time fellowships at public interest organizations throughout the state for WVU law students. PIA 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. 

“The PIA dinner and auction is one of the highlights of the school year at the WVU College of Law,” said Jennifer Powell , director for the WVU Center for Law and Public Service. “Hundreds of community members, law students and professors, local lawyers and business owners come to the auction each year to help raise money for law students to work in public interest law. It is a fun night for a great cause.”

For more information about the PIA and the auction, contact the Center for Law and Public Service at (304) 293-8555 or





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