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October 29, 2009

Texas Law Fellowships hosts annual auction to fund public interest law projects, November 5, 2009

WHAT: Texas Law Fellowships Fall Auction

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

WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 2009

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

TICKETS: will be sold in the Law School atrium from November 3–5, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They are $5 in advance. Tickets will also be available at the door for $10 for students, alumni, and local attorneys.
The Fall Auction annually kicks off Texas Law Fellowship’s year-long fundraising efforts. In 2008, the Auction raised approximately $14,000 to fund fellowships for students who worked in public interest internships during the summer of 2009. 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.

Event contact: Tosha Mayo, Texas Law Fellowships, tosha.mayo@gmail.com

Press contact: Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or kfortune@law.utexas.edu.