The annual Equal Justice Foundation auction returns this year with food, prizes, and a pirate-themed event aimed at raising money to support students who will be working in the public interest field this summer.
The Equal Justice Foundation has been holding its annual auction for the past 29 years. Last year, the Equal Justice Foundation, with support from the University, provided summer funding for 485 Georgetown Law students.
“The Live Auction has always been a highlight of the year because it brings together students and faculty for a really great cause” says Tara O’Hanlon, EJF’s President.
According to O’Hanlon, the event is a “win-win for students because they have the opportunity to spend time with professors in a fun, social setting, and to get incredible deals on new activities and events in D.C., all while supporting the program that directly funds their, or their friend’s, public interest jobs.
This year the auction has been moved to the spring semester, but the auction’s signature elements will still be there.
As always, there will be an opportunity to bid on prizes, big and small. Many of the prizes in past years have gone for well below market value, and this year’s prize list includes snorkel lessons, gift certificates to tons of restaurants, flying lessons, cruise ship tours, whitewater rafting, spa certificates, sports memorabilia, and much more.
The live auction, a pirate-themed extravaganza featuring professors as auctioneers, takes over Hart Auditorium on Thursday, March 22, at 7 PM. Students are strongly encouraged to come dressed in pirate-themed attire. The Live Auction will also feature free pizza, snacks, kegs, and soft drinks. The Live Auction prizes include bigger ticket packages and professor prizes. EJF encourages students to plan ahead and form groups to bid on these prizes.
The Silent Auction began on Wednesday, March 14, and runs until Thursday, March 22. Bidders in the Silent Auction can enter bids outside the chapel area in McDonough Hall.
Live Auction Prizes Include:
- One semester of parking in Gewirz
- Barrister’s Ball Package: Two tickets + dinner for two at your choice of Jaleo, Oyamel, Zaytinya, or America Eats
- Commencement Package: Two Gala tickets, set of regalia, four seats in the VIP section at graduation
- Wednesday Wind Down in Your Honor
- Night at the Capitol: Two tickets to Capital Steps + dinner for two at The Monocle + two bottles of Misiones Malbec
- Dinner and drinks for two with The Honorable Jim Kolbe
- Champagne brunch for four with Professor Cashin
- Home-cooked dinner and drinks for four to six students with Professors Tushnet and Cohen
- Happy hour for eight students with OPICS
- Lunch for four students at Bistro Bis with Professors Cole and Mlyniec and Dean Moulton
- Happy hour for two at a Chinatown bar with Professor Wolfman
- Run in D.C. with Professors Zeiler and Shelanski
- Dim Sum lunch for nine students with Professors Koplow, Schoenholtz, and Schrag
- Takeout Thai dinner for eight with wine and beer with Professor Cohen
- Washington Nationals game for two with Professor Seidman
- Bowling for seven students with Professors Mezey, Pillard, and Tsoukala
- Jazz night out for two with Professor Patterson
- Lunch for two people with Professor Cohn
- Dinner, swimming and boating at Professor Gottesman’s lakefront home for ten students
- Tennis Doubles for three students with Professor Ross
- Drinks and a movie for six students with Professors Ross and Sirota
- Kayak trip on Potomac for six people with Professors McMahon and Laubach
- Dinner for four at Johnny’s Half Shell with Professors Johnson and Copacino
- Cocktail party for 20 with Professor Dinh
- Dinner for three with Professor Edelman
- Dinner for six with Professors Eskridge and Nourse
- Dim Sum for eight to ten people with Professor Feinerman
- Drinks for four to six with Professor Gornstein
- Croquet and munchies at CakeLove for two to four with Professor Rudesill and his teaching fellows
- Dinner at White Tiger for four with Professor Super
- Dinner for four at Kosher restaurant with Michael Goldman from Campus Ministry
- Dinner for four at Mediterranean restaurant with Imam Hendi from Campus Ministry
- Dinner for two at Morrison-Clark with Sister Dorinda from Campus Ministry
- Home-cooked dinner for five at Dean Bailin’s home