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16th Annual Public Interest Auction Raises More than 10K for Students

May 6, 2014

The annual Public Interest Auction was held on Friday, April 4, 2014 in the College of Law.  The event was once again a huge success, filing the large moot courtroom with students, faculty, staff, and members of the Ada community.  Michael Slaughter, JD ’99 was the auctioneer.  Mr. Slaughter took the role as auctioneer during his second year of law school and has returned to ONU every year since then to be the official auctioneer.   Mr. Slaughter is a sole practitioner in Louisville, KY.


The program began in 1994 and each year we have been able to help students pursue their goals and dreams of becoming public interest attorneys.  Law students at Ohio Northern University College of Law continue the history of public service in actively seeking ways to make a difference in our society.

Since 1994, the annual auction has raised over $110,000 and all of this money has been awarded to students working in the public sector in the summer as a volunteer.  This year’s auction raised $10,077.00 which will allow $ 1,000 stipends to be awarded to 10 students.