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October 7, 2004

Press Contacts: Kristi Couvillon and Sam Megally, Texas Law Fellowships, 512.232.1099, tlf@law.utexas.edu.

Texas Law Fellowships to Host Annual Fall Auction, Oct. 14

WHAT: Texas Law Fellowships Fall Auction
WHERE: Copper Tank Brewing Company, corner of 5th and Trinity Streets
TIME: Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Silent Auction begins at 5:30 p.m.; Live Auction begins at 7:30 p.m.
WHEN: Thursday, October 14, 2004
COST: $10.00 admission, open to the public. Tickets will be sold in the Law School atrium from October 11 - October 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
AUCTION ITEMS: Auction catalog online at: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2004/auction_items_2004.pdf (PDF requires Acrobat Reader)
(Note: the auction list is subject to change as items are added)

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Law Fellowships announced today that it will be hosting its annual Fall Auction on Thursday, October 14. The event will take place at Copper Tank Brewing Company, which is located at the intersection of 5th Street and Trinity Street. The Austin Young Lawyers Association will host a happy hour at the venue from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and the live auction will begin immediately thereafter. Bidding in the silent auction will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Fall Auction annually kicks off TLF’s year-long fundraising efforts. In 2003, the Auction raised approximately $30,000 to fund fellowships for students who worked in public interest internships during the summer of 2004. Items for sale in the Auction are donated by area businesses as well as by students, faculty, and staff of the School of Law. Big-ticket items in 2003 included a 17-volume set of the Oxford English Dictionary and several different autographed sports memorabilia items.

Texas Law Fellowships is a student-run non-profit organization that raises money from the UT Law and Texas legal communities to fund fellowships for UT Law students who work in public interest internships during the summer. Students applying for fellowships submit descriptions of their proposed public interest internships; these are voted upon by all donors during TLF’s spring pledge drive. The majority of donations are made by UT Law students, faculty, and staff, as well as local and national law firms.

Related Links:
Texas Law Fellowships: www.texaslawfellowships.org
Texas Law Fellowships to Host Annual Fall Auction, Oct. 16 2003: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2003/100303_tlf.html