Current List of Live Auction Items for the 2019 Auction
L - 1 Gordon Gekko Dinner Party
Join Professors Hessick for a Gordon Gekko dinner party (pre-conviction, of course). Law meets 1980s. Wall Street excess and extravagance. Up to 6 students may participate.
L - 2 Goooooooooooooooaaaalllll!
Join Professor Kirschenfeld for a springtime football (yes, the real football, or the game played worldwide and known in the U.S. as “soccer”) match. Choose between the USL’s N.C. Football Club (men’s) or the NWSL’s N.C. Courage (women’s, and last season’s runners up!) – both teams play home matches at Cary’s WakeMed Soccer Park. As of this writing, schedules for the 2018 seasons have not been released, but plan for the game to be on a weekend from late March to mid-April, or later if necessary. Up to four students should plan to watch some high quality local teams play the world’s beautiful game. One souvenir per student included, as is an accompanying meal.
L - 3 Hiking with Puppies
Need a break from the stress of law school? Want to get some fresh air? Enjoy a nice hike with Professor Gerhardt and her new (and totally adorable) dog! 4-6 students welcome.
L - 4 Eat, then Escape
Up to 6 students will join Professor Wilson for dinner, followed by a trip to Escape Room!
L - 5 Pizza and Fondue Party
Got friends? Interested in criminal law? Would gourmet pizza and chocolate fondue calm your stress-raddled soul? Professor Jain invites you and 11 other students to gorge yourself on delicious desserts! Date TBD.
L - 6 An Italian Dinner at Il Palio
Like Italian food? Love media law? Want to spend some quality time with your favorite professors? Up to 4 students can join Dean Papandrea and Professor Ardia at Il Palio for a zesty Italian feast.
L - 7 Homemade ‘Za
Enjoy homemade pizza (in a real brick oven!) and explore the Monast estate with up to eight friends!
L - 8 Poker Face
Put on your best poker face as you and five friends compete in a Hold 'Em tournament at Professor Kennedy's home. Enjoy home-made desserts and refreshments as you compete for $100 in prize money! Professor Kennedy will put up the stake money for everyone and guarantees that he will be the sucker at the table.
L- 9 Intellectual Chili Dinner
You and 14 friends can talk with Professor Gene Nichol about his storied career over beers and bowls of his homemade chili during a relaxing evening at his home. Which 14 friends you bring along is a non-justiciable political question, but no attendees will have a rational basis to go home hungry!
L- 10 Jamaican BBQ
Join Professor Myers at his home for an authentic experience of Jamaican BBQ and some criminal law discussions on the side! For up to six students.
L - 11 Dinner! Drinks! The Best Rivalry
Join Professor Lissa Broome at Tobacco Road Sports Bar to watch the UNC – Duke Men’s Basketball game (played in Durham) on Wednesday, February 20. Professor Broome will provide food and libations for 3. Must root for Tar Heels!
L - 12 An Un-Taxing Lunch
Feeling hungry? Five lucky students can join Professors Bryan, Osofsky, and Thomas for lunch (where they have promised NOT to talk about tax) at City Kitchen, an American Brasserie in Chapel Hill, at a date TBD. Come enjoy great food and company!
L - 13 Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Join Professors Salinas and Everett on a night out at the Durham Bulls stadium for nine innings of fun. 8-10 people welcome.
L - 14 South African Wine Tasting
Professor Kelley will host a wine tasting at his home featuring wines from South African for up to 6 students. Ubers included!
L - 15 Drinks with Marshall
Want to talk politics, movies, the First Amendment, or find out why Professor Marshall hates New Jersey? No subject is off-limits, except Pennoyer v. Neff. Up to 4 students for dinner and drinks at a location TBD!
L - 16 Winner Winner, Your Choice of Dinner!
Dinner for 4 at a location of the winner’s choice with Dean Mack!
L - 17 Happy Hour at the Carolina Club
Join Professor Orth with three of your friends for Happy Hour at the Carolina Club!
L - 18 A Week in Paradise (Hawaii)
Enjoy seven days and nights in Kapolei, Hawaii. The house, which sleeps 6, is located in Ko Olina, a private community that offers four private beaches, an LPGA Championship golf course, and world class dining. Dine at one of the many 5-star restaurants within a short walk. Spend the day stand-up paddle boarding or snorkeling in the lagoon. Relax on your balcony and catch the world-class Hawaiian sunsets! 3Ls could easily make this part of their hard-won, post-bar trip! Subject to availability.
L - 19 Shooting Range
Join Professor Myers - a former federal prosecutor with a former SWAT team member - for some fun at a shooting range where you can get a hands-on experience to criminal law. For two students.
L-20 Throw Axes with Student Development
Think you’re pretty developed, don’t you? Not yet you’re not! Not until you prove your grit by throwing axes with the lumberjacks in the Student Development suite! Develop a strong release hand with Dean K, hack away at some pro bono hours with Allison Standard, serve up some splinters with Keke Jefferies, and show the business to a few stumps with Louisa Steffen. Four students will enter… four should leave, unless your aim is REALLY bad!
L - 21 Wine Exploration!
Wining and Dining! Join Professor Thomas for a relaxing evening of wine tasting and accompanying hors d’oeuvres. This hosted culinary scroll through the world of vino is limited to 6 lucky students.
L - 22 Southern Supper
Take the night off from cooking and enjoy a delicious southern style meal at Dean Smith's lovely home. Up to 10 people can come relax, have a glass of wine, and dine for free with Smith and her family. Catered by Mama Dips (yuuuuum). Don't miss out!
L - 23 Tour Enogastronomico
Join Professor John Brooker and his wife Melissa at their home for a food and wine tour of Northern Italy and San Marino. Dine on small plates of the native dishes of the Veneto and Emilia-Romagna regions while tasting only the finest wines from the Prosecco, Soave, Colli Berici, and Valpolicella wine regions. Enjoy olive oils from Verona, balsamic vinegars from Modena, and authentic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese from Parma. Also taste wine from the tiny Republic of San Marino, the world’s oldest constitutional republic. Up to 4 people. Transportation (Durham-Chapel Hill area) and babysitting are also included if needed!
L - 24 A Little Second Wave Feminism, Anyone?
Take in the history of the feminist movement with Professors Bishop, Eichner, Elengold, Fedders, Jacoby, Jain, Klinefelter, Posner, and Weissman over a private screening of a film (TBD) followed by food, beer, and discussion. Time and date (weeknight) to be determined by students, professors, and The Varsity. Minimum 10 students, maximum 15 students welcome.
L - 25 Hiking with Hornstein
Professor Hornstein invites 4 students to go hiking up Mt Rogers on the Appalachian Trail and/or adjacent Grayson Highlands State Park, the home of wild ponies.
L - 26 Pucky You!
Join Professor Muller with up to two of your friends at a Carolina Hurricane's game. He'll even buy you each a drink. Game is February 26 against the Los Angeles Kings.
L - 27 March Madness!
Professor Nemerovski invites up to 5 students to join him for lunch or dinner at the sports bar of your choice during the NCAA basketball tournament. As an added bonus, Professor Nemerovski, a three-time bracket pool champion, will share his March Madness predictions with you prior to the tournament.
L - 28 Happy Hour at the Crunkleton
Join Professor Gibson and Professor Mosteller at the Crunkleton for an afternoon of drinks and snacks. 3-6 students welcome.
L - 29 Vegetarian Feast
You and up to five friends can enjoy a dinner prepared by Professor Hirsch, a former cook at the Dave Matthews Band's favorite vegetarian restaurant. Included: vegetarian meal, drinks, and possibly some stories about the band before they were famous.
L - 30 Poker Night at Professor Coyle’s
Have a night of low-stakes, high-excitement gambling, as you and 5 friends take on Professor Coyle at the poker table. Food (but no stewing chickens!) and drinks will be provided in this night of gaming and fun at Professor Coyle’s home.
L - 31 Dapper as the Dean
Have you ever seen Dean Brinkley and thought "wow, that is a well-dressed man?” Well now you have a chance to be as dapper as the Dean himself, with bow ties from his personal collection.