2023 PILP Auction

A Night of Masquerade & Mystery

PILP’s 32nd Annual Public Interest Auction (in-person!!)

Join us for this Memorable Event

The 2023 PILP Auction, our first in-person Auction in three years, will be held at the law school on Saturday, February 25, 2023. We cannot wait to celebrate with you all as we raise record-breaking numbers to fund the dreams of remarkable law students this upcoming summer.  The theme is masquerade & mystery!

Purchase tickets & find out more details by visiting the webpage by clicking HERE!

About the Auction

The PILP Auction raises funds to allow students to work in public interest law. In 2022, PILP was able to provide awards to ten students working at a variety of local organizations.

Public interest law is the practice of law pursued on behalf of both individuals and causes that are not typically served by the for-profit-bar. Public interest lawyers serve the public by working for civil and criminal legal services organizations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, lobbying for the advancement of rights, and more. Public interest work is not confined to any one political ideology; it is work undertaken to advance concepts of justice, fairness, and protection of the public, rather than for purposes of commercial or personal gain. Public interest lawyers seek access to justice for everyone, regardless of their background or income.

Silent Auction

Our silent auction will go live the week of the Auction! Please check back for more details on how to register, browse, and start placing your bids!

Thank You to our Sponsors

PILP welcomes the support of our sponsors who make public interest law possible for students. Firms, organizations, and individuals can support PILP through several levels of sponsorship. 

Interested in Sponsoring our memorable 2023 Auction?

Reach out to the Sponsorship Team micahshapiro@lclark.edu & mattclarkson@lclark.edu or click here!

Sponsor the Auction!

Donate to the 2023 Auction

Generous donations from business owners and community members like you help provide opportunities to students and serve the public interest by:

  • Promoting volunteerism and community involvement among Lewis & Clark Law School students.
  • Providing students with experience and inspiration to support people and causes that are traditionally underrepresented.
  • Connecting nonprofits and other public interest organizations with Lewis & Clark Law School students and alumni, laying the foundation for a lifetime of public interest and pro bono service, through Loan Repayment Assistance and Summer Stipend Programs.
  • Donate to the Auction using the print form below, or submit it online here. Reach out to our Procurement Team with any questions, mleclair@lclark.edu.

Donate to the Auction


Donation forms may be returned by email, fax or mail.  

PILP also gratefully accepts cash donations.

 Click here to make a cash donation to PILP! 

Here is to funding law students to work in public interest law and achieve their Dreams! See you all on Saturday, February 25th!