PILF Auction Raises Record Amount

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) raised a record $75,000 for public interest programs at the 15th Annual Bid for Justice Auction on March 1. The event, sponsored by PILF, drew more than 250 donations from students, faculty, staff, and businesses including tickets to sporting events, lessons in squash, foreign languages, and calligraphy, and dinners cooked by and shared with Law School professors.
Auction proceeds will underwrite, in part, Columbia Law School’s new initiative to guarantee summer funding for public interest work for J.D. students, and will also support grants to community-based legal organizations. Since its inception in 1980, PILF has awarded grants totaling more than $550,000 to local organizations and supported scores of student fellows who volunteer their legal services throughout the United States and world.

Photos: David Wentworth