From Indians tickets to a round of golf with The University of Akron President Matthew Wilson—those are a few of the items up for grabs at this year’s public interest auction taking place at The University of Akron School of Law in April.
Organized by the Akron Law Student Bar Association, the annual event seeks to raise money for the public interest fellowship fund, which provides stipends to law students doing internships in public interest organizations.
“Typically those internships are unpaid, which can be a hardship for some students who are struggling to make ends meet,” said Ryan Robinson, a 3L at Akron Law and executive treasurer of the Student Bar Association.
“The money we raise at the auction goes into a fellowship fund, which is then given to students who apply for public interest internships during the summer based on each student’s needs,” said Robinson, one of the organizers of the event.
Last year’s auction raised about $7,000, but Robinson said this year the bar association is aiming to take in over $9,000.
“That would be a record in the history of the auction,” said Robinson.
The April 6 event not only gives those who attend a chance to bid on dozens of items, it also includes a buffet, cash bar, live music, trivia and bingo.
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Content courtesy of Akron Legal News.