Public Interest Resource Center Prepares for Annual PILA Auction
Web Editor - Published: March 24, 2008



In advance of this year’s auction, a rare, limited edition Sandra Day O’Connor bobblehead doll will be auctioned on EBay. The doll depicts the former Supreme Court Justice standing beside a Hereford cow, that represents the ranch which she grew up on in Arizona, and has a number of other interesting details, including the Justice’s trademark ruffled jabot and the tan pumps she wore at her swearing in ceremony.

Each year, The Public Interest Resource Center runs the Public Interest Law Alliance Auction. PIRC Director Sydney Howe-Barksdale explains, “All proceeds from the auction support the good work of the student organization Public Interest Law Alliance which encourages students to perform valuable public service.” In addition to providing valuable aid to agencies and people in need of their help, students gain valuable hands-on legal experience. Members of the Public Interest Law Alliance gather donations for the auction, including contributions from faculty, staff, and fellow students.


The PILA auction will take place on Tuesday, March 25th beginning at 10am, and will conclude that evening with the Third Annual Public Interest Reception beginning at 5:30pm in the Barristers’ Club.