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Public Interest Program


Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law 2018 Annual Public Interest Auction

Friday, February 16, 2018

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Silent Auction in front of Large Moot Court Room

11:30 a.m.-12:30 Lunch (bid ticket required) Large Moot Court Room

12:30 p.m. Auction in Large Moot Court Room

Raffle Items will be drawn intermittently during live auction. Tickets can be pre-purchased for $1 each or $5 for 6.   (Raffle items are all donated by local restaurants and businesses and should only be purchased by those who are local.)

Auctioneer Dave Wedertz

ONU Law Career Services and the student-led organization PILA (Public Interest Law Association) sponsor the ONU Public Interest Auction each year to raise money for scholarships for qualified law students who are working in unpaid public interest legal positions over the summer. 

Since 1994, over $140,000 has been awarded to 135 qualified law students who have worked in the public interest sector around the world assisting those who are most in need: abused women and children, individuals impaired physically and mentally, the elderly, minorities and other underprivileged persons and groups. These scholarships help with the out-of-pocket living expenses incurred while donating their time and legal skills to those in need.

Students are selected based on their academic records, past involvement in public service, and their desire to continue in public interest fields after graduation from law school.

The Public Interest Live Auction, Silent Auction and Raffle is supported by businesses, alumni, community members, students and student organizations along with faculty, staff and administration of the law college and the university. Everyone is invited to participate in the auction by donating and bidding on items.

To donate auction items/financial donation or to bid on auction items if you are unable to attend, please see the attachments.

Please call Law Career Services at 419-772-2249 or email us at if you have any questions, or to confirm receipt of your donation or bid by proxy form. 

We appreciate your support of this worthy cause.