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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 15, 2004

Guided Museum Tours, Bow Tie Tying Lessons On Block At UI Law Auction

A student group at the UI College of Law will hold a faculty auction where successful bidders can purchase a guided tour of UI museums personally led by law professor and UI president emeritus Sandy Boyd, learn how to tie a bow tie with professor John Reitz, or play a round of golf with professor Jonathon Carlson.

The auction is a fundraiser for the Equal Justice Foundation, a student group that will use the auction's proceeds to fund student public interest law summer projects. The auction, a part of the law school's Parents and Partners Day, will be Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. Admission is free.

Other items up for bid will be a tennis match with Chris Liebig, associate director of the law school writing center; banjo lessons from Reitz; a game of How to Host a Murder with professor Stephanos Bibas; and a conversation about politics/law/education/Bob Dylan with professor Patrick Bauer. In addition, several faculty members are offering various dinners and food items for sale.

Parents and Partners Day is the law school's annual event that gives acquaintances of UI law students a taste of their life. The day begins with tours of the Boyd Law Building and welcoming remarks from Dean Carolyn Jones in the morning. Law students will also sit on a panel discussion that provides a more real picture about what law students go through, and what friends and family can expect as they cope with law students.

Also on the schedule is a mock class led by Professor of Law Margaret Raymond that examines whether people have a reasonable expectation of privacy in papers they shred and throw away in their trash.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.