"Raising the Stakes for Public Interest" Auction and Casino Night

Please join us for the annual "Raising the Stakes for Public Interest" Auction and Casino Night hosted by the Student Bar Association. This fun evening features casino-style games, and both a live and silent auction, plus cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with your favorite law school friends, professors and alumni. Professors Jack Preis, John Douglass, and 3L Brandon Metheny will serve as auctioneers.

All funds raised go to funding the law school's summer stipend program for students working in public interest internships.

Date: Friday, February 7, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m. (casino games, silent auction opens), 9 p.m. (live auction begins)
Location: Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond
Attire: Cocktail Attire

Ticket sales are now closed.

A special thanks to BARBRI for its support of this event!

Items for Auction

This list will be updated as donations are received

Bar Review

  • 10 gift certificates for use towards a BARBRI Bar Review class in any state (worth $1,750 ea.)

Sports Tickets and Memorabilia

  • 4 Diamond Club Tickets to a Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Game
  • 2 Tickets to the Spring 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Richmond International Raceway
  • 4 Tickets to 2014 Richmond Kickers Soccer Game
  • 4 Red Level Tickets and Autograph Pack for the Norfolk Admirals
  • 2 Reserved Tickets to a Norfolk Tides Baseball Game
  • Tickets to a University of Richmond Basketball Game and a Signed Basketball
  • Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin Autographed Puck
  • Baltimore Orioles Nolan Reimold Autographed Baseball
  • Washington Nationals Gio Gonzalez Autographed Baseball
  • Washington Redskins Fred Davis Autographed Photo
  • 6 General Admission Tickets and a Tailgating Spot at the Dogwood Classic Races at Colonial Downs
  • 4 Box Seat Tickets to a Flying Squirrels Game from Bill Grogan, L'71
  • Flying Squirrels tickets, beer, and hot dogs for 4 with Professor Douglass
  • Baltimore Ravens Defensive End Arthur Jones Autographed Photo


  • $40 Montana Gold Bread Co. Gift Certificate
  • $25 Nacho Mama's Gift Certificate
  • $100 Tobacco Company Gift Certificate
  • $25 Star-lite Dining and Lounge Gift Certificate
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Libbie Market
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Burger Bach
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Nuevo Mexico


  • 4 Guest Rounds of Golf with Cart at Foundry Golf Club
  • 4 Rounds of Golf at a Traditional Golf Properties Course
  • Golf for two groups of 3 with Dean Williams and Professor Berryhill
  • Round of 18 Holes of Golf for 2 at the Country Club of Virginia’s James River Course with Ed Bagnell, L'07, and Jed Donaldson, L'10, of Spotts Fain


  • 4 Tickets to Virginia Wine Expo  by Variant Events
  • $30 James River Cellars Gift Certificate
  • 6 Tasting Certificates for King Family Vineyards
  • Private After-Hours Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour for 6 with Hors D'oeuvres at Grayhaven Winery
  • Case of wine selected by Dean Coggins


  • 4 Ski Lift Tickets to Massanutten Resort
  • 4 Recreation Passes for Skiing, Golf, Tennis and More at Wintergreen

Entertainment and Activities

  • Bowling Package for 6 at AMF
  • 2 Passes to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
  • 2 Seats and a Painting from Wine & Design
  • One year Dual/Family Membership to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • $50 G-Force Karts Giftcard
  • Family Pack Admission for 4 to the Children's Museum of Richmond
  • 20 Movie Ticket Passes to The Byrd Theater
  • 5 Classes and a Tshirt from Richmond Barre
  • 4 Tickets to the Nutcracker at the Richmond Ballet
  • 4 Day Passes to the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk
  • 5 30-minute Swim Lessons for up to 2 children with former swim coach Jeff Einhaus
  • 4 Day Passes to the Science Museum of Virginia
  • Professional Makeup Application Session for any Occasion (wedding, formal event, professional photo shoot, etc.) by Adria Schumann
  • Massage Gift Certificate donated by Professor Hodges
  • Authentic French Country Dinner for 4, featuring specialties of Brittany and Alsace (can be vegetarian) by Valerie L'Herrou
  • 2 certificates for 2 private sessions each at the Richmond Kettlebell Club
  • Entry Fee for the Monument Avenue 10K on March 29th from Alexis Fetzer
  • Libations with Librarians: Brunch and Drinks or Happy Hour for 5 with Professors Corriell and O'Connor
  • Individual Membership to the VMFA from Professor Eisen
  • 2-Hour Private Bald Eagle Tour for 6 on the James from Professor Motro
  • Horseback Riding Outing with Kym Osterbind
  • Doubles Tennis Duel against Professors Gibson and Corts ("Win a chance to lose!")
  • Wine-and-Dine for up to 6 at Kim Wiseman Edwards' Home
  • Dinner at Mama Zu's for 3 with Professor Volenik
  • White Water Rafting for 4 with Dean Perdue


  • Bed and breakfast stay for 4, Monday-Thursday at Silverbrook Farm
  • One Night Stay for 2 at The Jefferson Hotel
  • One Night Stay in a Main House Room at Linden Row Inn
  • One Night Stay at The Berkeley Hotel
  • One Weekend Night Stay with Continental Breakfast at The Omni Richmond


  • Rossella Matamoros Painting
  • Professional Portrait by Jessica Robertson Photographic Artistry
  • Painting by McLean Jesse
  • Paintings inspired by the law school from Ian Vance


  • UR Spiders Goodie Basket from Cindy Stubbe
  • Handmade Jewelry from Professor Lain
  • Vineyard Vines tie
  • Non-Legal Book Basket with Snacks and Goodies from Professor Khatcheressian
  • The Call Number of a library book within which a bottle of high-quality bourbon is secreted from Professor Preis
  • Custom International Mix Music CD from DJ Carl Hamm
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • 2 Handmade Necklaces from a Jewelry Boutique
  • Black Velvet Specialty Mirror
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Stony Point Fashion Park
  • Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery Gift Package from Professor Reeves
  • Gift certificate for one 8-inch layer cake (serves 12-15) or one dozen cupcakes hand-made and delivered to the metro-Richmond area from River City Sweets

Vacation Packages

Student-Only Items

  • Faculty-student basketball game
  • Frisbee Golf for 3 students with Professor Gibson
  • Bowling with Professors Gibson, Erickson, Harbach, and Walsh
  • Tex-Mex Dinner for 4 with Professor Harbach (at Casa Harbach)
  • Exam Care Package from Dean Henderson
  • L Parking Pass for Spring 2014
  • L Parking Pass for the 2014–15 School Year
  • Homemade Dinner for 4 Students at Professor Janto's House
  • Pro Bono Networking Lunch for up to 5 students organized by Professor Casey
  • 3,500 Lexis Points
  • 1L Classes Study Pack of Supplements and Study Aids
  • Patio lunch at Portico with Professors Bacigal, Robinson, and Casey
  • Game Night for 6 students with Professors Lain and Chambers
  • Wine and Cheese Night for 6 students with Professor Osenga
  • Lunch with Andy Nea, L'66, a semi-retired partner at Williams Mullen, who serves as the firm's Pro Bono Partner
  • Shadow Greater Richmond Bar Foundation President Leslie Haley for a day of her Guardian ad Litem work in Richmond
  • Fishing on a Private Lake with Lunch and Golden Beverages for 3 students with Professor Swisher
  • Sunday Mimosa Brunch at Selba for 2 students with Professor Cecka and her Family
  • Lunch for 3 Students at The Tavern with Professor Pagan
  • Brunch for up to 8 Students at Glenice Coomb's House
  • Make-Your-Own-Pizza and Movie Night at Carole Yeatts' House
  • Beers with the Bacigals - Professors Ron and Margaret Bacigal will take up to 5 Students to a Pub for Drinks
Alumni: Get Involved

Proceeds from the Auction and Casino Night help fund the law school's summer public interest stipend. How can you help?

  1. Join us for the event. Alumni tickets are $40 (includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and casino games). Ticket sales are now closed.
  2. Can't attend? Donate directly to the summer public interest stipend fund at uronline.net/givetoURLaw. Please be sure to indicate that it is for the Law School's Summer Stipend fund.
  3. Donate an Auction Lot. Ideas for alumni donations include:
    • Networking lunch, dinner, or happy hour
    • Tickets to a sporting event
    • Tickets to a concert at The National
    • Music for a private party or event
    • Photography session
    • Babysitting session
    • Weekend at a vacation home
    • Gift certificates to restaurants, bars, or stores
    • Wine tasting at a vineyard or case of your favorite wine
    • Classes at a yoga studio or fitness bootcamp
    • Nook or Kindle
    • iPod Shuffle
If you would like to make a monetary donation to the stipend fund, or would like to donate an item to the live or silent auctions, please contact Allison Rienecker at allison.rienecker@richmond.edu.