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January 30, 2013

Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund to host annual auction

The University of Oregon School of Law is pleased to announce that the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund (OLSPIF) will host its annual auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Eugene Country Club. OLSPIF is an organization run for and by students of Oregon Law to enable law student employment in positions that serve the public interest.

The OLSPIF Auction is a lively event supporting access to justice. The auction plays a vital role in allowing law students to work in public service organizations because often those organizations cannot afford to pay for legal clerks. In past years, OLSPIF has provided up to 13 law students with summer stipends.These students went on to do summer work for organizations such as the Alliance for Children's Rights and the Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth.

Ultimately, the main beneficiaries of public service programs such as OLSPIF are people in need within our community. Students who receive the stipends provide legal assistance to organizations whose capacity to help the community is often overwhelmed by a vast amount of client need. The time students spend working for public service organizations is time spent benefiting the greater community.

Schedule: Silent Auction, 5:30 p.m.; Dessert Auction, 6:30 p.m.; Live Auction, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Eugene Country Club, 255 Country Club Road.
Dinner: A full dinner buffet will be served throughout the event; no host bar.
Cost: Open table seating, $50 per person; table sponsorship, $600 for an 8 top or $700 for a 10 top.

This year's event features a silent auction during the pre-dinner hour and a live auction offering hundreds of items including a hosted weekend at a gorgeous Crescent Lake Cabin, a weekend at a cozy home in Rockaway Beach, stylish clothing from Columbia Sportswear and much, much more! REGISTER TODAY

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