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November 3, 2008

Texas Law Fellowships to Host Annual Fall Auction, November 6, 2008

WHAT: Texas Law Fellowships Fall Auction

WHERE: Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 West 4th St., Austin, Texas

WHEN: Thursday, November 6, 2008

TIME:  6:30–8:30 p.m.
Silent Auction from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Live Auction begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends by 8:30 p.m.

TICKETS: will be sold in the Law School atrium from November 3–6, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They are $5 in advance. Tickets will also be available at the door for $10 for students, alumni, and local attorneys.

AUCTION ITEMS: Auction items at the live auction include dinners and happy hours with law professors. For example, eminent international insolvency expert Jay Westbrook is donating a champagne picnic and boat ride on Lake Austin for the winning bidders. Other events donated by professors include a bike ride and BBQ with Constitutional Law scholar David Rabban, and a culinary trip to Argentina with two professors. In the silent auction, bidders can obtain such gems as a night’s stay at the Driskill Hotel, rowing classes at the Rowing Dock, or a stay in a beautiful Austin home for graduation weekend.

The Fall Auction annually kicks off TLF’s year-long fundraising efforts. In 2007, the Auction raised approximately $14,000 to fund fellowships for students who worked in public interest internships during the summer of 2008. Items for sale in the Auction are donated by area businesses, as well as by faculty and staff of the School of Law.

Texas Law Fellowships is a student-run nonprofit 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 link:

Texas Law Fellowships: www.texaslawfellowships.org

Contact: Justin Beckham and Whitney Hill, Texas Law Fellowships, 512.653.4701, tlf@law.utexas.edu