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Current List of Live Auction Items for the 2020 Auction

L - 1  Feminist Movie Night

Take in the history of the feminist movement with Professors Eichner, Elengold, 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 - 2  Gerhardt Dinner Party

Hang out with the Gerhardts for an evening over a home-cooked meal. 4-6 students.

L - 3  Italian Dinner

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 their home for a delicious home-cooked Italian meal.

L - 4  Poker Face

Put on your best poker face as you and 5 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 - 5  Homemade 'Za

Enjoy homemade pizza (in a real brick oven!) and explore the Monast estate with up to 8 friends.

L - 6  Bennardo Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast with Professor Bennardo and up to 2 other friends at Carolina Coffee Shop.

L - 7  Tapas with Gurvich

Put away your books and briefs for an evening of excellent Spanish food. Join tapas enthusiast Professor Gurvich and 3 of your friends at Durham restaurant Mateo. She promises an evening of good food, good wine, and good company.

L - 8  Dinner, Drinks, and Baseball

You and 2 other students will join Professor Broome to cheer on UNC at Friday night home game. Professor Broome will provide dinner from Merritt's or other vendor of choice at the game, and take students for a nightcap at the Tobacco Road Sports bar afterwards. Must root for Tar Heels!

L - 9 Wine Exploration

Wining and Dining! Join Professor Thomas for a relaxing evening of wine tasting and accompanying hors d’oeuvres. This hosted culinary stroll through the world of vino is limited to 6 lucky students.

L - 10  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 - 11  dinner and 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 - 12  Happy Hour at the Carolina Club

Join Professor Orth with 3 of your friends for Happy Hour at the Carolina Club!

L - 13  Durham Game Night

You and a friend can join April Giancola of the CDO for dinner at Bull City Burgers in Durham. Then, walk down the street to play some old school arcade games at Quarter House Bar & Arcade, including pinball, pac-man, and galaga. It's on like Donkey Kong!

L - 14  The Quest

A week-long quest to earn your spot in the order of the black ram -- the somewhat secret society at Carolina Law. If you succeed, you will enjoy an initiation banquet for up to 9 guests, hosted by the Hessicks. Snake bite kit, passport, and safety flares suggested, but not required.



One week stay for you and 5 guests at a beautiful home on Walker Bay in Western Cape, South Africa. July through November is whale season, when you can lounge on the decks and watch whales directly in front of you in the Bay. Remember, this is the southern hemisphere folks, so do some googling before you back a swimsuit. (Blackout dates Dec. 20 - Jan 5).

L - 16 An Evening of Killer B's!

Join PRofessor Brooker and Dean Birrenkott for homemade brisket, Boston (pork) butt, baked potatoes, beans, beer, and Barolo (the best Italian wine). Babysitting and transportation included. 4-6 people.


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. Don't miss out!

L - 18  Pucky You!

Join Professor Muller with up to 2 of your friends at center ice to watch the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Dallas Stars. He'll even buy you each a drink. Game is Tuesday, February 25.


Hike part of the Appalachian Trial with Professor Hornstein, who has hiked the entire Trail twice! Up to 6 students can join Professor Hornstein for a half-day hike in Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia (about 2-3 hours from Chapel Hill), home of the famous wild ponies.


Professor Osofsky will host up to 6 students for a game night with drinks and dessert at the Osofsky household.

L - 21  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. [Note: D00kies, including Professor Everett, are not eligible to bid on this item.]

L - 22  Poker Night at 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 - 23  Dinner at Mama Dip's

Join Professor Emeritus (and former Dean) Ken Brown and Professor Jonathan Broun for dinner at Mama Dip's with up to 5 of your friends.

L - 24  Karaoke Night

Professors Warf and Everett invite up to 8 students to join them for a night of karaoke fun. Date TBD. Singing skills are lovely, but not required.

L - 25  An evening of brisket and rye

Professor Su invites 4 students to join him and his wife for a night of brisket and rye at their home, featuring house-cured and smoked brisket and a rye whiskey tasting. Vegetarian and non-whiskey (and non-alcohol) options will also be available.

L - 26  Hit the lanes with student development

Polish off your non-marking soled shoes and button-up short sleeves for a night of bowling with Student Development. Select your team of 3 other students wisely as you compete against national championship bowlers Allison Standard, Louisa Steffen, Dean K, and Keke Jefferies.

L - 27  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 - 28  Ziplining!

You and 3 friends will join Professor Wilson on a ziplining outing at the Xtreme adverture park in Durham, NC. Liability coverage not included.

L - 29  Go-carts and mini golf

Establish some minimum contacts when you and 5 friends join Professors Hessick and Coyle for a night at Frankie's Fun Park. Consider how you'll beat these professors at mini-golf and go-carts when you accept this offer. They've sworn victory since their failed 2016 Olympics bid.

L - 30  Intellectual Chili Dinner

You and 14 friends can talk with Professor Nichol about his storied career over beers and borlws of 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 ho home hungry!

L - 31  Under the tuscan sun

Spend your next vacation in an Italian villa from the 1800s! Two lucky winners will live out their Under the Tuscan Sun dreams with a four-night stay or three-night stay* in an indepedent apartment at Poggio Imperiale Apartment's villa located right in historic downtown Florence. (

Four night stay available: Jan, Feb, Aug, Nov, or Dec.

Three night stay available: March, April, May, June, July, Sept, or Oct.

Blackout dates: Dec. 30 - Jan. 2

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