The Maine Association for Public Interest Law (MAPIL), a student group at the University of Maine School of Law, raised about $16,000 at its annual auction on April 5-6, 2017. Proceeds support the award of paid fellowships that allow students to spend summers providing legal services to low-income families, veterans, immigrants, and others in need of legal aid.
The online auction was held on April 5. The silent and live auctions were held April 6 at Mariner’s Church Banquet Center in Portland’s Old Port District. MAPIL co-hosted the auction in collaboration with the Maine Law Alumni Association. MAPIL fellowships have helped fund summer positions for Maine Law students working for organizations in Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, Alaska, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Washington.