Each spring, the Maine Association for Public Interest Law (MAPIL) hosts an auction to raise money for summer fellowships that allow law students to work in otherwise unpaid positions at public interest organizations. MAPIL will partner with Maine Law’s Alumni Association again this year to co-host the 2020 MAPIL Auction. The event will feature both silent and live auctions, as well as refreshments.
In addition to the silent and live auction, MAPIL will hold an online auction to make some of our exciting auction items available to members of the Maine Law community who may not be able to make it to the event itself.
Students who are awarded MAPIL Fellowships work in areas of public interest law during the summer, helping low-income families, veterans, immigrants, and others in need of legal aid. In years past, MAPIL Fellowships have helped to fund summer positions for Maine Law students working for organizations in Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, Alaska, Washington, D.C., and the African nations of Botswana and Uganda. MAPIL’s 31st Annual Auction raised over $17,000.
MAPIL welcomes donations from community members and local businesses to support our annual auction. Individuals and businesses interested in donating can contact the MAPIL board members at firstname.lastname@example.org.