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About Our Auction
Welcome to the 2021 PIA auction, held virtually on 32auctions.com. Bid now to support the Public Interest Advocates and the WV Fund for Law in the Public Interest as we raise funds to put WVU College of Law students to work in public interest law settings! Your bids help increase access to justice for many vulnerable residents of West Virginia who need access to a lawyer and legal information. So, BID GENEROUSLY!
About Public Interest Advocates online auction!
WV Fund for Law in the Public Interest
The West Virginia Fund for Law in Public Interest is a non-profit organization that works to fund fellowships for WVU College of Law students to spend the summer working in public interest organizations throughout West Virginia. Founded in 1987, the fund seeks to help students gain a deeper understanding of the grave importance of public interest work. These students provide legal services to help West Virginians, including the elderly, the poor, children, and victims of domestic violence.
The Fund for the Public Interest consists of the board directors: one faculty member; two attorneys working for the Public Interest; and six students – three second year and three third year students. The Fund meets quarterly to discuss future programs and current initiatives.
Public Interest Advocates (PIA)
The PIA is a student organization at the WVU College of Law that works closely with the Fund to help facilitate the candidate selection process. This organization supports the fund by conducting fund raising activities throughout the year, including raffles, online textbook sales, a benefit concert each semester at 123 Pleasant Street, and the annual Spring Auction.