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LIVE AUCTION ITEMS 1. Test your professor outside the classroom. Get Professor Ascher to change the oil in your car in his garage. He doesn’t do 18-wheelers, though! 2. Enjoy the bubbly with Professor Anderson! Champagne brunch for 6 at his house. 3. Chow down on great bar-b-que while enjoying the beautiful Texas sunset over Lake Travis with Professor Buel and Dr. Sarah Weddington, the lawyer who successfully argued Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court. Dinner for 6 includes ribs, chicken, potato salad, cobbler, and drinks! 4. Relax with a happy hour for 4 at Nuevo Leon with Professor Jim Harrington. 5. Dine on a Sunday “dim sum” brunch at Marco Polo restaurant for up to 6 people with Professor Hu. 6. Would you like to dine with the Dean? How about lunch for 4 at the UT Club with Dean Powers? 7. Treat yourself to dinner for 2 at the home of Professor Schiess and his family. 8. Dine on dinner for 4 at Professor Sokolow’s home. 9. Hours of music at your fingertips! Bid on this mini iPod donated by Latham & Watkins, LLP of San Diego, CA. 10. Enjoy a happy hour for 8 with the perennially popular Professor Steiker. 11. Get away for the weekend at Attorney Bill Whitehurst’s farm in Fredericksburg, Texas. Enjoy a relaxing, picturesque stay in an 1871 farmhouse that sleeps up to 6. 12. Enjoy lunch for 4 at the UT Club, or other eating establishment of your choice, with Professor McCormack. 13. Hot wings and cold beer; Happy hour for 6 on Professor Berman at whatever joint serves the best wings. 14. Ten lucky students will enjoy a Happy Hour with Professor Hansen. 15. Martini clinic for 10 lucky students with Professor Bobbitt at his house. 16. Dinner with Professors Cohen and Sager: A home-cooked dinner of Italian inspiration accompanied by wonderful wines. The evening will include champagne cocktails and a boat ride on Lake Austin. (Can be converted to a brunch if preferred.) For 8. 17. Pamper your pooch! Barbara Perez of the Criminal Defense Clinic will pick up your dog, take him or her to her house, where she will brush, bathe, and photograph your pet in a Halloween costume. Also includes a tin of homemade doggie biscuits! No dogs over 30 pounds, please. 18. Need to take the Texas bar exam? Bid on one Texas BAR/BRI Bar Review Course (valued at over $2,000). 19. Happy hour for up to 50 people with Associate Dean Alex Albright! Complete with beer, soft drinks, and snacks! 20. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous! The enchanting evening will begin with champagne at Professor and Mrs. Johanson’s West Austin home, to be followed by dinner for 6 at a suitably opulent location. 21. Dinner for 2 with Professor Hines at Suzi’s Chinese Grill. Must wait until after she returns from Buenos Aires in mid-December! 22. Lunch and letters! Lunch for up to 3 for a Thursday or Friday lunch at Bangkok Cuisine with Professor Calvin Johnson. He promises that over lunch, he’ll be happy to provide a “sample of letters which by chance or design will turn out to be the correct answers to many multiple-choice questions” on his exams. ;) 23. Lunch and letters! Another lunch for up to 3 for a Thursday or Friday lunch at Bangkok Cuisine with Professor Calvin Johnson. He promises that over lunch, he’ll be happy to provide a “sample of letters which by chance or design will turn out to be the correct answers to many multiple-choice questions” on his exams. ;) 24. Enjoy great food and interesting conversation at Professors Richard and Inga Markovits’ house at this dinner for 8. 25. Enjoy lunch with our dedicated faculty sponsor – Lunch for 4 at the UT Club with Professor Gergen. 26. Brunch for 10 students at Professor Mullenix’s home. Each student also receives a DVD of Professor Mullenix’s pick-up truck commercial! 27. Enjoy a dinner for 4 with Professor Blais and her husband at Mirabelle’s. 28. Do you want to enjoy a ride in Professor Bobbitt’s convertible 1951 C-type Jaguar? If so, bid on this! 29. “Progressive Tour of the Texas Legislature!” Group of 5 to lobby legislation and meet with legislators and staffers during the session this spring, along with Will Harrell, Executive Director, ACLU of Texas. 30. Dine with Professor Dawson at the UT Club – lunch for 5. 31. Lunch with Professor Leiter for up to 3 students. Your choice – Indian, Italian, Chinese, or Bar-b-que. Must be used this semester. 32. Yum! Dinner for 4 with Professor Goode at Mezzaluna. 33. Enjoy a dinner for 6 with Professor Eden Harrington, director of the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, and Professor Jeana Lungwitz, of the Domestic Violence Clinic. 34. Pool party for 20 at the end of next spring with Professor Sharlot or non-pool party for 20 before then. 35. Enjoy a Russian-style dinner for four at the house of Professors Litvak and Black. Join them for an authentic experience of Russian food, public drunkenness, and philosophizing on the meaning of life. Please wait until February! 36. Drink locally, think globally! Come drink, dine, and discuss world issues, both heavy and light, at Professor Engle’s downtown condo. Mexican tapas and margaritas by chef Professor Torres for up to 10 people. 37. Enjoy lunch with Professor McCracken, and her husband and city council member, Brewster McCracken. Then, they’ll take you on a tour of the new, not yet open, city council building. 38. Four lucky students to walk Lake Austin and enjoy brunch with Professors Getman and LeClercq. 39. Enjoy an evening bat-viewing cruise around Town Lake with Professor Wagner. Up to 5 students; includes dinner, beer, and wine. 40. How about a picnic? Have fun with Professor Bridges and her family at Zilker Park, which includes a ride on the Zilker Park Zephyr train. Up to 4 students, children are welcome and encouraged! 41. Enjoy lunch for 3 with Professor Mersky at the UT Club. 42. You have seen them in the classroom, and now you can own your very own, a set of three “pre-owned,” but lovingly cared for, neckties from the Professor Lavoie classroom collection. 43. Enjoy a gourmet poolside bar-b-que for 6 at Professor Forbath’s house. 44. Dinner for 4 with 4 of Austin’s top criminal defense lawyers. Dine with the faculty of the Criminal Defense Clinic – Bill Allison, Richard Segura, Patricia Cummings, and Ken Houp. 45. Before each oral argument in the United States Supreme Court, two handcrafted quill pens are placed at each counsel table. Counsel are invited to keep the quills as souvenirs of their appearance at the Court. Professor Sturley has graciously donated one of his from his appearance this month as counsel of record in Southern Railway Co. v. Kirby. 46. Lunch for 4 at SamPaio’s restaurant with Bree Buchanan, Director of the Children’s Rights’ Clinic. 47. Enjoy an evening of home-baked desserts and dessert wine for up to 8 at Professor Reese’s home. Must be scheduled during Summer 2005. 48. Dinner for 4 with Professor Bracha at a Mediterranean Restaurant of his choice, or yours, if you can beat his choice. 49. Seven guests to join Professor Wellborn for dinner at the famous El Azteca restaurant. 50. Lunch for 3 with Professor Rau. He pays. Available in May 2005, only. 51. Lunch for 3 with Professor Rau. This time you pay. Available in May 2005, only. 52. Join Dick DeGuerin, famed criminal defense lawyer and UT professor for lunch for 4. Limited to certain Fridays this semester. 53. Kick back with Professor Carson at a Fonda San Miguel happy hour for 8. 54. Enjoy a home cooked dinner for 8 and an optional concert of tort songs at the Hill Country ranch of Professor Robertson. Original words, stolen tunes…No music critics, please! 55. Enjoy a dinner for 3 with Professor Mann! 56. Have fun at dinner and drinks for 4 with Professor Chantal Thomas! Must be used by the end of fall semester. SILENT AUCTION PACKAGES (bidding closes at 9:45 p.m.) 1. Dinner and a Classic Film #1: 2 passes to a showing at the Paramount Theatre Classic Film Series from the Austin Theatre Alliance and a $50 gift certificate towards dinner at Jeffrey’s Restaurant and Bar. 2. Dinner and a Classic Film #2: 2 passes to a showing at the Paramount Theatre Classic Film Series from the Austin Theatre Alliance and a $50 gift card towards dinner at Uchi. 3. Dinner and a Classic Film #3: 2 passes to a showing at the Paramount Theatre Classic Film Series from the Austin Theatre Alliance and a complimentary gift card for two at Chuy’s Comida Deluxe. 4. The Perfect Sunday Date: Begin your day with Sunday brunch for 2 at Green Pastures Restaurant. Then, enjoy 2 boarding passes for either a public sightseeing cruise or a sunset bat-watching cruise from Lone Star Riverboat. SILENT AUCTION ITEMS SPORTS AND RECREATION (bidding closes at 9:45 p.m.) 5. Get in shape with a free one-month, all-access membership to South Austin Gym. Includes two hour-long sessions with a personal trainer! 6. Relax and find peace and enlightenment at Yoga Yoga. Four free classes! 7. Tag, you’re it! Go shoot at your closest law school friends (or enemies!) at Blazer Tag. Buy-one-get-one free passes for 16 people. 8. Get buff with a three-month membership to Gold’s Gym! 9. Enjoy a round of golf for 4 at River Place Country Club. Includes green fees, carts, and practice range. 10. Feel great about yourself with this two-month membership to Curves for Women! 11. Evaluate yourself with a Fitness Assessment from the University of Texas Recreational Sports department. Comes with free t-shirt! Must be either a UT student or RecSports Member. 12. Work it! Enjoy this “tExercise” pass for either the fall or spring semester from the University of Texas Recreational Sports department. Comes with free t-shirt and water bottle. Must be either a UT student or RecSports Member. 13. Paint some pretty pots with 12 $10-off coupons to the Hidden Talent Ceramic Studio. 14. Enjoy a day on Town Lake with one free kayak rental for 2 from REI. 15. Batter up! Tickets for 4 to see the Round Rock Express baseball team in the 2005 season! (note: item 16 has been deleted) 17. Striiiikkkke! Tickets for 4 to see the Round Rock Express baseball team in the 2005 season! (note: item 18 has been deleted) 19. Relax with this gift certificate to 8 Yoga classes from the Austin Meditation Center. 20. Enjoy 3 belay safety classes at the Austin Rock Gym. ENTERTAINMENT (bidding closes at 9:15 p.m.) 21. “Massager-Vibe” from Forbidden Fruit. Plug this micro-massager into your laptop for easy-access, fun, and stimulation. 22. Splish-splash! Take $50 off a group party at Westlake Beach. 23. Escape your roommate! Get away for a night for 2 at the Austin Marriott at the Capitol. Includes breakfast. 24. Quick getaway at the luxurious Renaissance Austin Hotel – one night weekend stay for 2. 25. Romantic date or double-date! Private sunset bat-watching cruise for 2 – 4 on Town Lake from Capital Cruises. 26. Laugh it up! Enjoy the improvisational styles of the cast at Esther’s Follies. 2 admissions tickets. 27. Smokin’! Enjoy this cigar sampler from Babalu. 28. Admit 2 with downtown passes to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. 29. Eat while watching a flick! Two downtown passes to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. 30. Doggy daycare rocks! Leave your best friend with Jamie Richards, TLF’s resident dog-sitter, for up to 5 nights. 31. Laugh it up with 2 tickets to Cap City Comedy Club. 32. Laugh it up with 2 tickets to Cap City Comedy Club. 33. Laugh it up with 2 tickets to Cap City Comedy Club. 34. Laugh it up with 2 tickets to Cap City Comedy Club. 35. Laugh it up with 2 tickets to Cap City Comedy Club. 35a. Relax with a one-night, weekend stay for two at the Hyatt Regency Austin. LOOKING GOOD (bidding closes at 9:30 p.m.) 36. Pamper yourself with an aromatherapy mini-facial at Amazing Face. 37. Relax with a European facial at Bradz Salons and Spas, an Aveda establishment. 38. Get the style you want with a $100 gift certificate to Capra & Cavelli Clothing. 39. Dress for success with a $25 gift certificate to Express Alterations by Ace Custom Tailors. 40. Make sure your interview suit looks perfect with a $25 gift certificate to Express Alterations by Ace Custom Tailors. 41. Dazzle them with this exotic silver pendant necklace with ancient Saharan mud ball by Cinnabar Bazaar, L.L.C. 42. Colorful hoop silver necklace with Swarovski crystals and jasper by Cinnabar Bazaar, L.L.C. 43. Make any outfit fancy with this beautiful Puerto Rican glass bracelet by Cinnabar Bazaar, L.L.C. 44. Unique agate, coral, and jasper bracelet, handmade in Telluride, CO by Cinnabar Bazaar, L.L.C. 45. Dress up with this Mexican bead and Puerto Rican glass necklace by Cinnabar Bazaar, L.L.C. 46. Accessorize nicely with this glass and bead cuff bracelet by Cinnabar Bazaar, L.L.C. MUSIC (bidding closes at 9:30 p.m.) 47. Enjoy the jazzy sounds of Professor Torres’s autographed cd! 48. Three hours of recording time in Love Monkey Studios, a professional recording studio. Make your dream of recording your own cd come true! 49. One hour voice lesson for a singer of any level with Emily Bem, a professional voice teacher. FOOD AND DRINK (bidding closes at 9:30 p.m.) 50. Yum! Enjoy at 25-pound smoked Turkey, compliments of Dave and Edie Shugart. 51. A 1995 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 1st Grand Cru Classe, St. Emilion, Grand Cru, donated by Professor Laycock. This is a red Bordeaux, with the highest ranking in the French classification system. This bottle is from the inventory of a respected Austin wine merchant; it has been well cared for over the years. Professor Laycock remarks, ”Why does the market pay $4.00 for cheap wine, $40.00 for good wine, and $400.00 for this wine? The market knows; try it yourself and see.” 52. Enjoy dinner for 4 at El Mercado Restaurant on Lavaca. 53. This round’s on me! Grab some pitchers at Posse East with 2 $10 gift certificates. 54. Crimes of (Chocolate) Passion! Indulge your sweet tooth with a monthly delivery of delectable delights donated by Cara Garcia. 55. Chow down on 4 family-style dinners at the Saltlick. Yummy! 56. Yum! $20 off gift certificates to either Hut’s Hamburgers or Frank & Angie’s Pizza. 57. Enjoy a wonderful brisket from Bert’s Bar-B-Q. (Up to $50 value.) POLITICS (bidding closes at 9:15 p.m.) 58. Spruce up your coffee table with the United States Senate Catalogue of Fine Art donated by U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. 59. Fill in that empty wall space with 2 architectural prints of the Texas Capitol donated by Rep. Elliot Naishtat. 60. Autographed poster of Ralph Nader, from his visit to UT Law last April. Donated by TLF board member Bernie Segura. 61. Autographed “Texas Eleven” print from Sen. Eliott Shapleigh. 61a. National Lawyers Guild 'Law for the People' Conference 2003 T- Shirt signed by Lynne Stewart (notable criminal defense attorney, and the only attorney to be prosecuted under the Patriot Act for investigations arising out of attorney-client confidentiality issues), donated by National Lawyers Guild - UT Chapter. ACADEMICS (bidding closes at 9:00 p.m.) 62. Read the riveting autobiography of a famed civil rights attorney. Autographed copy of the autobiography of Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. 63. Just can’t get enough law in class? Enjoy “A Texas Supreme Court Trilogy”, donated by the Tarlton Law Library. 64. Still haven’t gotten enough? How about 4 volumes of the “Tarlton Law Library Legal History Series.” 65. What could it be? Take a gamble on 3 mystery items from the Tarlton Law Library book sale. 66. Fundamentals of Legal Research, 8th ed. By Roy Mersky. Professor Mersky will autograph for the highest bidder. HOME DÉCOR (bidding closes at 9:00 p.m.) 67. Hook em’! Beautiful UT mirror with orange and white Longhorn tiles donated by Assistant Dean Susana Aleman. Must be won by someone who bleeds orange! 68. Beautiful artwork print donated by Professor Ingram.
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