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Baylor Law Professors to Auction Themselves for Charity Dec. 2

Nov. 28, 2011

In conjunction with Baylor Law School faculty, the Baylor Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, International, will hold its second annual Professor Auction at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Student Lounge at the Sheila & Walter Umphrey Law Center, 1114 South University Parks Drive. Co-sponsors of the event are Themis, Barbri, Westlaw, LexisNexis and Kaplan.

Phi Alpha Delta will auction 25 "date-night"-styled packages. Law professors donated diverse events, ranging from dinner at a professor's house to Tae Kwan Doe lessons. The packages include

•lunch with Judge Ken Starr;

•skeet shooting with Professor Davis Guinn;

•watching a Baylor women's basketball practice, taking a tour the locker room; meeting the coaches and the players with Professor Mike Rogers; and

•a tour of the Blue Bell plant in Brenham with Berkley Scroggins.

Phi Alpha Delta will donate proceeds from the charity auction to the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Last year's inaugural auction raised more than $2,800 for CASA.

"We are very pleased with the faculty's willingness to work with Phi Alpha Delta to benefit CASA," said Cameron Redding, Phi Alpha Delta's president. "We believe strongly in CASA's mission, and our members have worked with faculty to provide opportunities to socialize with students outside the classroom."

CASA volunteers, who are appointed by judges, watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children to ensure they receive attention in the legal and social service system and do not languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer is the one constant adult presence in their lives.

For information about the auction, contact Travis James Cox at (214) 554-3388 or Travis_Cox1@baylor.edu.

Phi Alpha Delta International

The predominant professional legal fraternity in the United States, advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community. Founded in 1902, the fraternity has more than 300,000 initiated members. The Baylor Law Chapter includes more than 75 members. For more information, visit Phi Delta Theta.

CASA

The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive. The National CASA Association is a network of 955 programs that recruit, train and support volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. For more information, visit CASA.

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