March 25, 2013 - The Public Interest Law Organization's 5th Annual Silent Auction at the University of Houston Law Center raised over $4,500, more than doubling the amount last year's auction brought in. The funds will be used for future PILO events including lectures, lunches, and volunteer activities.
"This year's auction was a huge success, due in large part to the UHLC faculty, staff, and administration's commitment to public interest," said Olivia Mathias, 2L, president of PILO. "Eighty percent of the donated items were from the professors who were more than happy to participate."
A $500 Barbri Gift Certificate was the top item drawing a winning bid of $480. The second highest auctioned item was "Legal Art Original Cartoon" by Professor Emeritus John Mixon that sold for $450.00.
More than 50 items were donated including autographed sports memorabilia, hand-made jewelry, bar review discount certificates, theater tickets, merchant gift cards, meals with professors, and sporting event tickets.
A portion of the money raised will fund a bar review scholarship for a qualified 3L that is committed to a career in public interest law.