CLF Auction 2014

This year's Chicago Law Foundation (CLF) auction had a sports theme.
Before the live auction starts, students bid on silent auction items.
Like almost all Law School events, the auction boasts plenty of food.
Some students bring their little ones for the fun.
CLF awards grants to law students who work in the public interest.
By the night's end, more than $50,000 was raised.
The auction is considered "the most fun night of the year" at the Law School.
Faculty, students, law firms, and others donate items.
Professor Douglas Baird always serves as auctioneer.
Victorious bidders tend to get very excited.
Michael Lanahan, '14, mixes formalwear with a basketball jersey.
The auction is a longtime Law School tradition.
Professor Alison Siegler came to support the cause.
The event included an Oliver Wendell Holmes Mustache Competition.

The annual Chicago Law Foundation (CLF) public interest auction raised more than $50,000 to support students working in the public interest. CLF is a student-directed nonprofit that awards grants to law students who spend their summer working for public interest organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies. These entities can rarely compensate law students for their work, so CLF steps in to support these students and their work. CLF also offers bar exam grants to students who begin their careers with a public interest organization.

The 2014 auction was January 23, and the theme was "Sports."

Photographs by Lloyd DeGrane.