The 24th Annual Columbia Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) Auction

The Bid For Justice Auction is an annual fundraiser to support the Community Grants Program and Student Pro Bono Caravans Program at Columbia Law School. Through our Community Grants, PILF awards $50,000 to non-profit organizations that provide legal services to communities in need, and the Student Pro Bono Caravans Program helps fund students whouse their Spring Break to engage in pro bono work around the globe.

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24th Annual Bid for Justice Auction

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Roone Arledge Auditorium
Lerner Hall, Columbia University
2920 Broadway (at 114th Street)
Please enter on Broadway

Silent auction begins at 7 pm
Live auction begins at 8 pm
Cocktail/business casual attire
2 forms of ID needed to drink
Tickets sold in JG Lobby until 3/3, 7pm
Click here to view the catalog.

Tickets include open bar and hors d'oeuvres.

Cost: $10 for PILF members, $15 for other students, $20 for non-students. CLS student tickets (CUID required) and non-student tickets are available for purchase online. Purchase tickets online here. All tickets are final sale. No exchanges or refunds. Ticketing and promotion provided by CUArts Ticket and Information Center. Some service fees may apply for online & in person orders.

Time, date, and pricing information about the auction will be released soon.

Please contact Angelica Tillander and Elizabeth Taylor if you are interested in making a donation or have any questions.


Sponsors and Donors

Click here to see last year's list of sponsors and donors.

Donations are always needed and welcome!

What Should I Donate?

Every year, people donate a wide variety of items. Click here to see just a few examples.

Who attends the Bid For Justice Auction?

Each year, approximately 500 students, faculty, community members, and friends of PILF attend the Auction. Donated items receive the attention of bidders and attract PILF supporters to the donating businesses.

Whom does the Auction Benefit?

The Community Grants Program.
Using the proceeds from the annual auction, PILF awards grants to various non-profit and pro bono organizations that serve disadvantaged communities in New York, around the U.S. and abroad.

The Law Student Pro Bono Caravans
All first- and second-year Columbia Law School students are guaranteed a grant from the law school if they work in unpaid, public service organizations or government agencies. PILF gives half of its annual revenues to support student spring break pro bono caravans, which provide much needed legal services to low income people throughout the globe.

Still have more questions?

The Auction Chairs are happy to help answer any questions you may have. For questions regarding fundraising, donations, ticket sales, GSF, or anything else related to the auction, email Angelica Tillander and Elizabeth Taylor.