Monday, February 15, 2010

Win a Goodie Basket for a Good Cause

It's that time of year again! In 2008, the library assembled its first "survival kit" goodie basket for the annual PILF Auction, which raises funds to support Duke Law students who take unpaid employment in the non-profit/government sector. We had so much fun supporting this great cause that we did it again in 2009. Now, it’s officially a Goodson Law Library tradition, and we’re once again contributing a great gift basket to this year’s PILF Auction on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Nasher Museum of Art.

This year's basket theme is “The Traveling Lawyer’s Survival Kit,” and it’s intended to help law students make it to just about any destination: a distant moot court competition, a callback interview, or even just an exam period weekend camp-out in the library. Here are the highlights of this jam-packed basket:
  • Trial practice/Oral Argument: Whether you’re a 1L dreading the first round of Hardt Cup or a 2L/3L traveling to a national competition, three books will surely be of assistance: Garner & Scalia’s Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (2008), Moskovitz’s Winning an Appeal (4th ed. 2007), and Garner’s The Winning Oral Argument (2009).
  • Office Space: Carry those important documents on a new 1-gigabyte flash drive (courtesy of Bloomberg), and don’t leave home without the essential law student supplies: a highlighter assortment, a miniature stapler (courtesy of LexisNexis), and a pack of Post-It multicolor tabs.
  • Sustenance: A $10 Starbucks gift card will keep you awake on your travels (and you can even ask them to fill your new Goodson Law Library travel mug!), while an insulated lunch bag (courtesy of Westlaw) will carry delicious snacks. We’ve got you started with a box of PopSecret popcorn, 2 Yakisoba dinners, 1 Easy Mac & Cheese, and a plastic silverware assortment.
  • Make a good first impression on everyone you meet with these travel-sized essentials: mini mouthwash, travel toothbrush kit, Altoids breath mints, Tide-to-Go stain removal stick, a lint roller, hand sanitizer, Kleenex tissues, deodorant/antiperspirant, and a bottle of Pepto Bismol to calm those big-day jitters.
  • Finally, pass the time on your travels with a Monopoly card game, or look up ways to spend 5,000 LexisNexis reward points (courtesy of LexisNexis)! Top it all off with a bright luggage tag (courtesy of Bloomberg), and you'll be traveling in style to any destination.
And that's not all! In a separate auction item, you can bid to win a piece of the Goodson Law Library-- your very own study carrel. Study carrels in the library are traditionally used on a first-come, first-served basis...except for the lucky PILF bidder who wins a year-long property claim in one of our study carrels.

Visit the Duke PILF Auction page for more information about other auction items and ticket sales. We hope to see you there!