Public Interest Law Society Auction


Last Thursday night I got dressed up with my friends to attend the annual Public Interest Law Society (PILS) Auction.  We had a great time!  PILS is a student organization within the law school and the auction is a major fundraising event for the society.  Loyola law students who devote their summers to working in otherwise unpaid public interest law positions are able to do so through the efforts of events like the auction.  The auction usually raises thousands of dollars, with all of the proceeds going to summer work stipends.  PILS was founded to raise awareness of the continuing need for legal services for the disadvantaged, and to support the aspirations of those students who seek careers in this field.  For more information on PILS, please see their student organization profile.


1L’s Teresa Dettloff, Kevin Schield and Kyla Miller

The auction is the biggest student event of the year, featuring both a silent and a live auction.  Some of the items auctioned off were a Joakim Noah autographed Chicago Bulls jersey, home cooked dinner by a professor (more specifically – “Paella on the Patio” with Professor Dehn), a Sox Suite behind home plate with food and beverages, a Crossfit membership (ouch!), a bar crawl with Professor Breen, and fancy dinners with other classmates and professors, among so many others.  If you weren’t interested in bidding on anything, there was also an open bar, freshly cooked pasta bar, and many tables of treats to keep you occupied!

Loren Legorreta and Tiffany Koss

Loren Legorreta and Tiffany Koss


2L Maggie Condit and 1L Kyla Miller


2L Gail Jankowski and 1L Kelly Kearney – two tour guides you may have met during a visit to Loyola!


My friends and I really enjoyed ourselves – it was hard not to with great live music and good company all night!  The coordinators of the event even supplied us with a photo booth and props… Needless to say, I think it was a really fun night for all.  Here are some photos from the evening (and a link to more photo booth photos here!):


Ashley Stead, Arielle Berens, Dominic LoVerde and Katie Burnett with faculty members Dean Faught and Professor Elward in the photo booth!



1L’s Andrew DePoorter, David Shaneen, Kelly Kearney and Kevin Schield

Kelly Kearney is a 1L at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  She is blogging about the journey of her first year of law school. To search all posts written by her click here or search the Kelly K category on the right hand side. Questions for Kelly? Email with the subject “Ask Kelly” and she will make sure to answer them.


This entry was posted in 1L Life, Events, Kelly K., Life at Loyola, Public Interest, Student Life. Bookmark the permalink.