CLF Auction 2017

This year's CLF Auction had a 90's theme ("Bid Me Baby One More Time"), which st
Joe Egozi, '17, talks to Matt Enloe, '18 by the voting table for the annual Oliv
Maggie O'Connor, '17, one of the organizers of the auction, dressed as 90s Nicke
Students spend a great deal of time perusing the Auction program and planning th
Professor Tony Casey goes over the auction program with Sami Bronner, '18.
Hundreds of items were available in the silent auction, from gift certificates t
Bidding becomes a sport at the auction, and students closely watch over the bid
90s style of many kinds was out in force, including these vintage concert and sp
Professor Douglas Baird has long served as the beloved auctioneer. How can you s
The Green Lounge is packed during the Auction, and therefore quite noisy. Organi
It's always a treat when students like Lael Weinberger, '18, bring their familie
Professor Baird shows no mercy as he goes hunting for another big bid.
Joe Egozi, '17, third place, congratulates the winner of the Oliver Wendell Holm
Jamie Lee, '19, places a bid at a key moment in the Auction.
Bidding (and winning is great), but sometimes the best part of the Auction is wa
The contestants in the Oliver Wendell Holmes mustache competition, plus one hono

On Thursday, January 19, the Chicago Law Foundation held its 20th Public Interest Auction to raise money for fellowships for students working in the public interest. Thirty-nine items were offered in the live auction, presided over once again by Professor Douglas Baird.

Faculty offerings are always popular items in the live auction, and this year they included board games with Professor Omri Ben-Shahar and his family, an authentic Indian meal hosted and cooked by Professor Martha Nussbaum, golf with Professor Saul Levmore, poker with Professor Jonathan Masur and Dean Thomas Miles, and for the first time this year, a game of Dungeons and Dragons with Professor Richard McAdams and dungeonmaster Professor William Baude. Non-faculty items included Cubs tickets, Packers tickets, a weekend in a Lake Michigan vacation house, and tickets to the NBA All-Star game. 

Hundreds of items were also available in a silent auction, including artwork (some handmade by students and staff), gift certificates to local attractions, signed books, babysitting, customized Nike shoes, meals cooked by students, and rides to Costco.

CLF also raised money through the annual Oliver Wendell Holmes mustache contest. Students grew elaborate (or not-so-elaborate) mustaches and auction attendees votes with their dollars for the best one. 

The Chicago Law Foundation raised $56,765 for public interest fellowships. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to the many faculty, students, staff, alumni, friends, merchants, and law firms who donated to the auction and support CLF.