Monday, April 28, 2008
That's me on the right; on the left is my friend and colleague Sam Charron, assistant director of career services and public interest coordinator at the School of Law:
(Why, you ask, am I wearing a bathrobe? Good question. Read on...)
Our school's chapter of Equal Justice Works was the beneficiary of the spring auction this year. As I have with past auctions, I donated a "Tortious Tour of Six Flags," where I'll take students to Six Flags New England and discuss various incidents there as well as the safety record of the amusement industry generally (both our local park and the industry are quite good overall). A couple of my evening students went together and donated $100 for that.
But this year Sam and I also said that if students bid at least $500, we'd shave our heads in a dignified public ceremony (straight razors were expressly prohibited).
Well, they made it (actually exceeded it, raising nearly $600 on that item):
My kids are used to it and enjoy rubbing my head for luck. My wife...well, no doubt she'll look at me again someday.
The auction as a whole raised nearly $5,000 to go towards public interest stipends. That's in addition to the law school's public interest scholars' program.