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Ruth V. McGregor Project to Stop Sex Trafficking among beneficiaries of ASU Law’s inaugural Gold ’n Gavel Auction and Reception Sept. 20
Ruth V. McGregor
The ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law has announced another first. The Inaugural
Gold 'n Gavel Auction and Reception
is a new event designed to raise funds for scholarships and other initiatives, including
The Ruth V. McGregor Project to Stop Sex Trafficking
. The project is a new, multifaceted program that involves faculty, students and community organizations in providing a range of legal aid and other assistance to victims of sex trafficking. The program is named for Ruth V. McGregor, a College of Law alumna and former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, and strong advocate in the efforts to stop sex-trafficking.
“This amazing initiative provides free legal services, as well as public policy advocacy, for victims of sex trafficking here in Arizona. Staffed by an incredible group of lawyers and advocates, this initiative needs your support, and we will be providing more information about it during the auction,” said Dean
Douglas J. Sylvester
At the first of what the College hopes will become a signature annual event and a celebrated Valley affair, guests can bid on sought–after items, such as tickets for the ASU v. UofA football game - viewed from the Dean's Sun Devil Stadium box suite - and other home football games, as well as a trip to Dallas to see the Sun Devils vs. Notre Dame on Oct. 5 (includes airfare, hotel and ground transportation).
“This event is not just for the legal community,” Sylvester said. “It should be a fun event for all who care about Phoenix. In addition to supporting students, you will get a sneak peak at plans for the downtown Arizona Center for Law and Society. Come out and support your community and join Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Cindy McCain, and ASU Football legends Andrew Walter and Juan Roque for a fun evening.”
Other items featured in the silent auction and live auction portions of the event include a Sedona wine tour for up to 10 people from White Tie Transportation, Limousine & Tours in Sedona, a weekend at Hotel Del Coronado, or stays at The Clarendon Hotel or the Hotel Palomar in Phoenix. Also included is a Kate Spade black polka dot purse, and a one-month family membership to AZ on the Rocks and Yoga on the Rocks in Scottsdale.
The event will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.
“We’ve chosen 'Arizona Gold' as this year’s theme for the Gold ‘n Gavel auction because we believe it captures the spirit of ASU Law and its place in Arizona,” Sylvester said. “As gold and precious metals drew settlers to the West, ASU draws the best students from all across the United States and the world.
“While our tuition remains in the bottom 50 percent of law schools with a Top 30 ranking, and we have far higher than national-average employment outcomes, and some of the best teachers and researchers in the country, scholarship funds are always vital, and this year’s auction is one small step in making law school more affordable,” Sylvester said. “We will continue to do all we can. At this event, the business and legal community can help as well, in a very fun and we hope rewarding way. Who knows, maybe your bid will strike gold on September 20.”
For more information on items for bid and to register, visit law.asu.edu/goldngavel.