Students for Public Interest Law Host 27th Annual Auction
For the 27th year, the Students for Public Interest Law (SPIL) held its annual auction, a signature event within the Law School community. The purpose of the auction is to raise money to fund stipends for CUA Law students interested in summer public interest jobs. The SPIL stipend makes it possible for these students to follow their passion of helping others. The February 2nd event offered its usual combination of a live auction and a silent auction, with donated items on display tables for one week leading up to the main event. The live auction kicked off with opening remarks from CUA Law Dean Daniel F. Attridge, who introduced honored guest Scott Weissman, brother of Eric D. Weissman '94. Weissman was present to announce a $10,000 match to the money raised at this year's SPIL auction. The Weissman family established the Eric D Weissman Endowed Scholarship, which provides a summer stipend for students interested in public service internships for non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies. After he spoke, Katelyn Holbrook (2L), Brittany McNurlin (2L), and McKenzie Miller (2L) presented Scott Weissman with a framed 2018 SPIL Auction booklet cover, which was signed by members of Students for Public Interest Law. Throughout the evening, attendees shouted out their bids for such things as getaways to Italy and Spain, cocktails, brunches, and dinners with professors and staff members, and a Chesapeake Bay cruise with Dean Attridge. Professor Mary Leary served as the volunteer auctioneer. This was Leary's tenth year running the live auction.