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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2012

CONTACT: Kent Love, Director of Communications, 517-432-6959, kent.love@law.msu.edu
Marc Rehmann, Public Interest Law Society, 202-689-4567, rehmannm@gmail.com

MSU Law Public Interest Law Society Hosts Auction for Student Scholarships

East Lansing, MI — The Public Interest Law Society (PILS) at Michigan State University College of Law will hold its 2nd annual auction to raise money for scholarship awards for students pursuing a career in public interest law. The event will be held Thursday, April 5, 2012, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Beggar’s Banquet, 218 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Auction items will include gift certificates to area restaurants and retail stores, tickets to Michigan hotels and entertainment facilities, full bar review courses, and more.

The event advances the PILS’ twin goals of raising awareness of MSU Law’s public interest efforts and increasing the Law College’s reputation across the legal community. Auction proceeds will be used toward living-expense stipends for MSU Law students who obtain unpaid summer internships in the public interest field. Stipends are awarded based on community involvement, commitment to public interest, and the nature of the internship.

Tickets are $5 per person. All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a gift certificate package from Lansing area restaurants. Donation directly to the scholarship fund may be made online at www.law.msu.edu/donate and designated to the Public Interest Law Society.

Recognizing the importance of public interest and government careers as essential community services, MSU Law is dedicated to helping students and graduates gain experience and employment in the field. By offering financial assistance to those who are dedicated to working in areas such as human rights, immigration, criminal defense or prosecution, social work, and child advocacy, the Law College provides vital support to those seeking to help the most vulnerable in our society.

The MSU Law Public Interest Law Society is a student-run organization dedicated to the development of public interest law awareness and opportunities within the legal profession. PILS is a local chapter member of Equal Justice Network, a national coalition of law student organizations that raise money through auctions and other events in order to offer grants and other forms of assistance to students and recent graduates engaged in public interest law employment.

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent institution, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law’s commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.

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