The silent and live auctions organized by Students for Public Interest Law
each year made legal public service possible for dozens of students.
2010 SPIL Auction Funds Record Number of Stipends
Thirty-four Columbus School of Law students will receive stipends during the summer of 2010 to allow them to pursue public interest work, the largest group so far to benefit from the law school’s annual fund-raising auction by Students for Public Interest Law.
Delayed one week by the heavy snows of early February, the 2010 SPIL auction was held on February 19 and offered its usual diverse assortment of prizes and items for students, alumni, faculty and staff to bid on.
Included were such things as sports contest tickets, dinner and drinks with professors, and for big spenders, even tropical island getaways.
The money raised by the auction is generally matched up to $25,000 by the law school. This year, however, Dean Veryl Miles was able to contribute an additional $50,000 on the law school’s behalf. The total amount was enough to offer each recipient a SPIL stipend of $3,500.
The stipend money is used by recipients to defray the rent and other normal costs of living, and permit them the financial flexibility to take temporary, non-paying public service positions in the legal sector.
“The SPIL organizing committee did an exemplary job this year,” said the law school’s Director of Financial Aid, David Schrock, who worked with the students to make the event a success. “It is wonderful to see the law school community come together once again to support legal public service, and have a lot of fun while doing so.”
Columbus School of Law 2010 SPIL Stipend Recipients
Nina-Alice Antony Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
Tara Beech ABA Death Penalty Representation Project
Aaron Blank Office of the Public Defender
Laura Cappuccio Montgomery County Public Defender's Office
Meghan Casey D.C. Superior Court - Judge Clark's Chambers
Patrick Clancy Brown County District Attorney
Whitney Dachelet Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office
Patrick Decker The City of Alexandria, VA - The Office of the Public Defender
Laura Dorey International Rescue Committee
Katherine Giblin Montgomery Circuit Court, The Honorable Judge McGann
Aaron Glaser U.S. Attorney's Office - Western District of Texas - Waco Division
Kenneth Hall The Innocence Project Clinic at CUA
Melissa Hendricks House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Caroline Johnson Bread for the City
Kristen Kelley Hoover Law Offices
Lauren Krupica Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of W.V.
Zarah Levin-Fragasso My Sister's Place, Inc
Daniel McGraw Children’s Law Center - DC
Jonathan McHugh U.S. Attorney's Office - DC
Jessica Missios Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Emily Moore Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE)
Adreanna Orlang Department of Homeland Security - OSCIS
Amy Pascoe County of Marquette Prosecutor's Office
Tyler Ray Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights
Carroll Skehan D.C. Superior Court - Judge Ramsey Johnson
Lisa Skweres Judge Bayly's Chambers, or Law Offices of Donna Wulkan
Sarah Theodore The Innocence Project
Sarah Turkel Maryland Office of the Public Defender - District 6 Office
Catherine Wallace Refugee Law Project
Blair Warner American Humane Association
Rebecca Whitaker U.S. Congress, Office of Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC)
Charlene Whitman International Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Christina Williams Think Impact
Sara Zabihi Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office