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March 1 PILF Auction Will Raise Funds for Rutgers Students With Summer Jobs in the Public Interest Sector

February 26, 2007 – 
On Thursday, March 1, the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) at Rutgers School of Law–Newark will hold its Annual Auction to raise funds for students who work over the summer with public interest and government organizations. Numerous businesses, faculty, staff, students, and alums have contributed items for both the silent and the live auction. Among the exceptional auction items are a private tour of one of New Jersey’s four Frank Lloyd Wright houses; week-long stays at vacation homes; premium tickets to music, theatre, and sporting events; a wine tasting; and home-cooked and restaurant gourmet meals.

The Annual Auction is the main fundraising activity of PILF, a student-run organization whose primary task is to raise funds for grants that allow students to pursue unpaid domestic and international internship opportunities in government, community, and private organizations. Thanks to the generosity of PILF donors, Rutgers students have had a remarkable array of internships in recent years, including placements in international human rights, public defense, prosecution, public policy, community organizing, and civil legal services settings. 

Tickets for the 2007 Auction, which includes a sit-down dinner, are $7 in advance, $10 the night of the auction.

What: Annual Auction of the Rutgers-Newark Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) 
When: Thursday, March 1, 2007
  4:30 pm – Silent Auction begins
  6:00 pm – Seating for sit-down dinner
  7:00 pm – Live Auction begins
Where: Herbert Ellend Atrium (lower level), Rutgers School of Law–Newark