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News Posted on February 22, 2010

32nd Charity Auction Raises Funds for King Hall Legal Foundation

The 32nd Annual King Hall Legal Foundation (KHLF) Charity Auction on February 19 proved to be another entertaining and enjoyable opportunity for the Law School community to come together in support of public interest law at King Hall.

More than 500 attended the event.  King Hall faculty, staff, students, and several alumni contributed items for the auction, which ranged from opportunities to dine with faculty in their homes or favorite restaurants to the offer from Kirsten Hill '04, Associate Director of Career Services and Public Interest Career Planning, to go river rafting.  Big ticket items included a week's stay at a Cape Cod vacation home and various VIP wine tasting opportunities.  Auction organizers extended special thanks to Debra Price and Bruce Hagel '74, who made an especially generous financial contribution.

UC Davis School of Law Dean Kevin R. Johnson and Professors Rex Perschbacher, Alan Brownstein, Anupam Chander, Madhavi Sunder, Carlton Larson, Lisa Ikemoto, Lisa Pruitt, Dennis J. Ventry, and Rachana Shah were in attendance.  Alumni who attended included Alumni Board President Steve Boutin '72 and former KHLF grant recipients Sunny Paley '02 and Amy Williams '05.

Immigration Law Clinic Director Amagda Perez '91 was honored with the 2010 KHLF Alumni Award for her outstanding public interest work.  Professor Clay Tanaka was presented with the 2010 KHLF Faculty Award for his unwavering support of KHLF students.

"KHLF would like to thank everyone who donated auction items and attended our great event," said auction co-chair Scott Vignos ‘11.  "Not only was the auction fun, but it raised valuable funds for students to receive summer public interest grants and bar fellowships.  Look for special deals on unsold items at our Sidewalk Sale in the Mabie Law Library this week!"

The KHLF Charity Auction is a Law School tradition that began in 1978 as a modest affair, drawing a small but dedicated group of supporters.  It has grown into one of the key events of the year for the King Hall community, offering an opportunity for alumni, faculty, students, staff, and friends of the Law School to mingle and mix while also providing vital funding for King Hall students' public interest law activities.  Last year, more than 600 alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the Law School came together to raise almost $30,000 to support KHLF and celebrate the achievements of King Hall's public interest law community.

The King Hall Legal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing equal access of underserved populations to the American Legal System. The Foundation funds projects proposed and executed by King Hall students, and supports graduating students pursuing careers in the public interest as they prepare for the Bar Examination.

King Hall Legal Foundation (KHLF)