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Save March 2 for the PILF Auction

2004-05 members of PILF

Since the inception of the PILF Program, Moritz students have worked in more than 10 states providing a variety of services to survivors of domestic violence, children of prisoners, victims of predatory legal lending, migrant farm workers, Native Americans, people with developmental disabilities, and other "outsider groups."

In addition, students have served the public interest in federal, state, and local government offices, including state Attorneys General and the U.S. Department of Justice. In the summer of 2004, PILF fellows worked at a number of organizations, including Columbus Legal Aid, the Equal Justice Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and the United Nations.

PILF summer fellowships are funded, in large part, by the proceeds of the annual PILF Auction, in which fellow students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the legal community bid on a variety of services and items donated by faculty, students, local businesses, law firms, and community leaders. This year, the doors of the Ohio Union Ballroom will open at 4:30 p.m. on March 2, 2005, and the event will feature both live and silent auctions, a Texas Hold'em poker tournament, good food and drink, a massage therapist, and live music.

A community effort, the PILF auction has grown in scope and revenues each year. Donations in the past have included dinner and an amateur play-reading at Professor Emeritus Doug Whaley's home, Baker & Hostetler's two field box seats to a Cleveland Indians game, and lunch for two with three Democratic Caucus attorneys followed by a tour of the Ohio Statehouse.

Please contact Laura DeLong, vice president of PILF in charge of fundraising, at, if you would like to make a donation, help prepare for the auction, or learn more about PILF.