Association for Public Interest Law Auction, April 20

APIL Auction At "Carpool" In Ballston Friday, April 20, 7:00-9:30pm

The Auction:

The Association for Public Interest Law (APIL) will host its annual charity auction this Friday, April 20, from 7:00 — 9:30 pm at "Carpool" in Ballston.  Items up for auction this year include tickets to local sporting and entertainment events, outings with Professors, Bar Exam preparation packages, Supreme Court Bobble-heads, and much, much more.

This year's event will be hosted by Professor J. Parker and Professor L. Cohen of the George Mason Faculty and will take place directly after the End-of-the-Year Happy Hour sponsored by the SBA and Alumni Association.  The event is open to all and will include free food and reduced prices at a cash bar.  Paddle registration will commence promptly at 7:00 with no purchase necessary.  So come out for an evening of fun and entertainment to support a great cause.

Auction List

The Association for Public Interest Law (APIL) is proud to announce it's 2007 Auction List. In an effort to encourage students, faculty and staff to band together and bid on group items, we are making the list of donations up for auction available in advance. The following represents the current list and order of the auction.

Looking to Buy a House? Special Realtor Donation:

A GMUSL alumnus who works as a real estate agent has generously agreed to donate a — point credit from his commission to a buyer or seller who uses him as an agent to buy or sell a property in Northern Virginia.  The item will be auctioned off this Friday, just like any other item.  The winner will pay APIL and will receive the credit at closing.  So for example if a bidder plans to spend $600,00 on a house they should be willing to pay up to $3,000 for the credit at the auction in order to break even. If you would like more information or wish to make a proxy bid on this item, please feel free to contact auction coordinator Michael Gold at

The Cause:

Every year the APIL Auction raises scholarship funds to support George Mason University School of Law students who plan to dedicate their summer to unpaid public interest positions in the legal community.  Past recipients of scholarship awards have:

  • Assisted in the representation of indigent criminal defendants;
  • Advocated for the rights of children;
  • Defended the rights of immigrant victims of domestic violence;
  • Represented environmental protection interests; and
  • Helped needy families resolve custody disputes.

If you are unable to attend the auction and would like to make a monetary donation, please send a check made out to "APIL" to:

The Association for Public Interest Law
George Mason University School of Law
3301 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201.