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Faculty Auction raises money for Public Interest Law Society Summer Fellowship Program

Phi Delta Phi will host the University of South Carolina School of Law’s annual Faculty Auction on Feb. 1.

The auction is divided into two portions: a live auction and a silent auction.  At the live auction, the faculty and staff auction off experiences, such as trivia night, dinners or paddle boarding on Lake Murray.  The silent auction is comprised of items that are generously donated by members of the South Carolina Business Community.

All auction proceeds are donated to the James L. Petigru Public Interest Law Society Summer Fellowship Program.  This program places law students in volunteer positions during the summer and gives students an invaluable experience, while also enriching the community through charitable work.  The University of South Carolina’s Pro Bono Program is a leader in volunteer activism, and the Summer Grant Program offers students the unique opportunity to dedicate themselves to pro bono endeavors full time during the summer months, with financial assistance they otherwise would not receive.

Over the past 3 years the Faculty Auction has raised over $70,000, which awarded 31 students the opportunity to give back and work at various public interest organizations. The School of Law has had students working in half a dozen states on the eastern seaboard.

The 2018 event's theme is Under the Sea and will be held at the School of Law. The evening includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine, and features Professor Joel Samuels as the auctioneer for the live auction. Law school students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater legal community are welcome to purchase tickets and attend.