Auction to Raise Money for Public-Interest Law Fellowships

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: February 21, 2001

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Theater and concert tickets, artwork, gift certificates, antiques and sports memorabilia will among the items to be featured at the sixth Annual Benefit Auction to be held on Feb. 23, sponsored by the University at Buffalo Law School's Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP).

The event, which will be held from 7-11 p.m. in the Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut St., will open with a silent auction at 7:30 p.m., followed by a live auction at 10 p.m. Parking will be available across the street at D'Youville College.

Admission tickets are $30 for non-students and $20 for students, and include live music, an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, coffee and dessert. They will be available at the door or may be purchased in advance by calling BPILP at 645-6726.

Proceeds of the annual auction provide financial support for UB law students who work in unpaid public-interest areas, including domestic-violence, child-advocacy, elder, environmental, human-rights and poverty law.

BPILP is a non-profit, student fund-raising organization committed to making the legal system accessible to all, regardless of their gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation or economic status.

Last year, BPILP raised more than $15,000 and sponsored 11 summer fellowships in the community and throughout the United States and abroad for UB law students.