UGA School of Law to host annual benefit auction for student fellowships

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law’s Equal Justice Foundation will host its 33rd annual benefit auction March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at The Foundry at Graduate Athens. The evening will include both a silent and live auction, which will begin at 8 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will go toward EJF summer fellowships, which help support School of Law students working in summer public interest positions for little or no compensation. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Items and packages collected for this year’s auction include gift cards to popular Athens restaurants and shops, meals at Five & Ten and The National, private hand-dipped ice cream making lessons, a hog roast, group rounds of golf and ballroom dance lessons, as well as other packages and gift certificates.

Last year, proceeds from the auction allowed EJF to award a record-number 24 fellowships to School of Law students working in public service positions across the country. Some organizations where the school’s students have worked in the past include:  public defender offices across the state and nation, Georgia Capital Defender, the U.S. Department of Treasury, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Communications Commission, among others.

The Equal Justice Foundation is a student-run organization devoted to the promotion of public interest law. For more information on the EJF auction, see http://www.law.uga.edu/equal-justice-foundation.

The auction is being held in conjunction with the School of Law’s annual Alumni/Alumnae Weekend, which will include the Distinguished Service Scroll Awards Luncheon recognizing alumnus Don L. Waters, alumna Sally Q. Yates and faculty member Larry D. Thompson, as well as Continuing Legal Education and networking opportunities.

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Writer: Lona Panter, 706-542-5172, lonap@uga.edu
Contact: Lyddy O’Brienlyddy104@uga.edu

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