Annual CPILO Auction Benefits Public Interest Summer Grants

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The annual Carolina Public Interest Law Organization (CPILO) Auction will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at 7 p.m., in the Great Room at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill. The auction, a signature Carolina Law event since 1997, includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and both silent and live auctions. Tickets will be $15 at the door, and the proceeds will fund grants for law students who are working in summer positions in public interest.

This year, organizers of the auction aim to raise $20,000. Students are partnering again with local businesses to include items such as gift certificates for wine tastings and restaurants, fitness classes and photo sessions, as well as tickets to the Carolina Ballet, theatre performances and various sporting events. Live auction highlights this year include outings and dinners with professors, and a week in South Africa.

CPILO is a student-run group that works in collaboration with UNC School of Law and Friends of CPILO, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting public interest law at UNC. The organization helps provide grants to students who accept summer internships in the public sector that are low-or non-paying; facilitates a network of support for students interested in pursuing public interest law; exposes the law school community to public interest law; and encourages students to pursue careers in the public sector.

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-January 17, 2017

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