2024 PILP Auction

Justice for All

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PILP’s 33rd Annual Public Interest Auction 

The Silent Auction for PILP’s 33rd annual auction is now live!

From the chance to win a full bar prep course (valid for all current students), to a private shopping party, to a chance to participate in a fencing match with Professor Yin, or a stay at a Mt. Hood Cabin, don’t miss out on your chance to win fabulous prizes, all for a good cause! The money you spend will go to funding stipends for students working in public interest positions this summer. 

Start Bidding

Bidding for the Silent Auction will end on 2/24/24 at 8pm, right before the live auction begins!

Join us for this Memorable Event

This year’s auction theme was chosen to teach people about what our impact in the community is. It’s an emblem of our dedication to foster a realm where justice isn’t just a legal term, but a lived reality for all. It reflects our unwavering commitment to support aspiring public interest lawyers, ease their financial roadblocks, and, in doing so, nurture advocates who’ll champion justice in every corner of our community. The theme is justice for all!

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 2023, PILP was able to provide awards to seven students working at a variety of local organizations. Each of these talented individuals not only contributed significantly to the organizations they worked with but also embodied the spirit and mission of our project. They are a testament to the powerful impact of passionate advocacy and the pursuit of justice. We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success in shaping a just and equitable world.

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.

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 2024 Auction?

Reach out to the Sponsorship Team at ashwinkushwaha@lclark.edu 


Donate to the 2024 Auction

Donate an Item

Your donated items play a crucial role in the success of our fundraising efforts. Whether it’s a beautiful handcrafted piece, a unique experience, or a sought-after service, your contribution directly impacts our mission of championing justice and supporting aspiring public interest lawyers.

How Your Donation Helps
Every item donated goes towards packages in our annual auction. The funds raised from these items enable us to provide stipends to dedicated law students, ensuring they can work in the public interest sector without financial strain.

Types of Donations
Tangible Items: Handcrafted goods, wine and other alcohol, jewelry, electronics, and more.
Experiences: Getaways, vacation homes, workshops, classes, tours, concert tickets, and other unique experiences.
Services: Professional consultations, classes, tutorials, or any specialized service you can offer.

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,michaelfjohnson@lclark.edumoberman@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 Sunday, February 24, 2024!