Public Interest Auction
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2013 Public Interest Auction Donations
2013 Yale Law School Public Interest Auction
Silent Auction: February 25 – March 1st at 2PM, Main Hallway
Live Auction: March 1st at 5PM, Dining Hall
Lessons & Services
Wine & Alcohol Tasting
Fitness, Beauty & Wellness
Collectibles & Other Items
Clothing & Accessories
Restaurant & Bar Gift Certificates
Donated By Faculty & Staff
1. Stephen Wizner & Carroll Lucht: Dinner and drinks for up to 10 students.
2. Linda Greenhouse: Dinner for 4 at Jimmy’s of Savin Rock. Dinner at the historic Jimmy’s of Savin Rock, the New Haven area’s iconic beachfront seafood restaurant – every YLS student should experience Jimmy’s before graduation. Transportation provided.
3. Ian Shapiro: Home-cooked dinner for up to 5 students.
4. Jim Silk: Dinner for 4 at Professor Silk’s house with special guest Steve Bright.
5. David Grewal, Amy Kapczynski, Ali Miller & Daniela Cammack: Dinner Party for 8 with Plenty of Wine.
6. Harold Koh: Dinner for 6 at a Korean Barbeque Restaurant.
7. Heather Gerken, Scott Shapiro, Richard Brooks & Mike Wishnie: Five-Course Progressive Dinner for 6-8. Enjoy Heather Gerken’s appetizers and amuse-bouche, including smoked salmon with caviar, steak with slow-cooked leeks and a truffle aioli, and a tempura egg yolk with a smoked paprika crema. With a glass of wine in hand, stroll with the professors over to Scott Shapiro’s house for his world-famous borscht. Wander over to Rick Brooks’s house for his jerked short ribs. End the evening at Mike Wishnie’s with an exquisite dessert.
8. Oona Hathaway, Tracey Meares & Daniel Markovits: Progressive Dinner for up to 8. The professors and attendees will begin with a cornucopia of hors d’oeuvres at Tracey Meares’s home, walk around the corner to Daniel Markovits’s home for a delicious entrée, and saunter a few blocks to Oona Hathaway’s home for a variety of desserts.
9. Judith Resnik, Dennis Curtis, Robert Post & Reva Siegel: Dinner for 4 out in New Haven.
10. James Forman, Ian Ayres, Muneer Ahmad, Claire Priest & Jennifer Brown: Progressive Indian/Pakistani dinner for up to 6 with the Professors of Loomis Place (East Rock). Enjoy drinks with Ian Ayres and Jennifer Brown, dinner with James Forman, Jr. and Muneer Ahmad, and dessert with Claire Priest.
11. Charles Rothfeld, Andy Pincus, Jeffrey Meyer & Linda Greenhouse: SCOTUS Dinner for 4. Get career tips from real-world experts on appellate litigation. The Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic professors (two leading members of the Supreme Court bar, the former head of USAO Connecticut's appellate division, and the doyenne of legal journalism) will take up to 4 students to dinner at Zinc (or a comparable restaurant) on a mutually agreeable Wednesday night.
12. Abbe Gluck & Cristina Rodriguez: Dinner, drinks, and conversation with two of Yale's newest professors for up to 6 students and their significant others. This dinner will take place at one of their homes in late summer or early fall.
13. Jon Macey: Dinner for 3 at Zinc.
14. Doug Kysar: Dinner for 4 at Cast Iron Soul in Hamden. Think there’s no good soul food in the area? Think again.
15. The Ladies of CDO: A West African Meal for 6-8. The perfect solution for would-be hosts without cooking skills. The generous members of the CDO staff will deliver a home-cooked West African meal to your doorstep.
16. Larry Fox: Dinner for 8. Dinner will take place at the home of Larry and Paulette Fox at a mutually convenient time.
17. Owen Fiss: “Dinner as Beginning.” Chinese banquet for 6 at a world class, but little known, Chinese restaurant in the area, to be held some lovely evening this spring.
18. Amy Chua & Jed Rubenfeld: Dinner for 10 AT AN AUTHENTIC, EXTREMELY SPICY SZECHUAN RESTAURANT. Not for the faint-hearted. Will also provide unusual wines and special scotches.
19. Jean Koh Peters: Sushi Dinner for 2 at Daiko Japanese Restaurant.
Donated By Students
20. Renata Strause: Pizza Party for 12. You provide an oven and a list of your favorite toppings and Renata Strause will bring the rest. Delicious homemade pizza dough, with her secret sauce recipe, and special toppings like caramelized bacon, spiced tomatoes, and cheese-stuffed pepper rings. She'll cook a pizza feast for 12 that will make even Pepe and Sally jealous.
21. Rebecca Counts: Delicious, home-cooked, and amazingly authentic Texas dinner for up to 4 people. Menu to be determined in consultation with winner ?.
22. Celso Perez & Gillian Quandt: Home-Cooked Dominican Dinner for 6. Cooked by a real-live Dominican! He can either cook at your house or host you at his home for dinner.
23. JD Hamel: Brunch for 4. Enjoy waffles & eggs!
24. Tessa Bialek: Boris’ Borscht for 4. You and three guests will be treated to a true Russian meal. Feast on piroshki, smoked fish, and my husband Boris's borscht, made from a secret family recipe. Drink vodka, vodka, and more vodka. To ensure the full Russian dinner experience, we'll even Skype in Boris's grandma to tell you that you're too skinny and you should eat more food. We'll finish the evening with hot tea for everyone. ??????o?o ????????!
25. Jane Cooper, Amanda Lee & Caitlin Miner-Le Grand: Be the Bee's Knees! Join 3Ls Jane Cooper, Amanda Lee, and Caitlin Miner-Le Grand in the Jazz Age for a fabulous 1920s-themed dinner party for eight, with a modern gourmet twist. Don your best pearls and bow-ties to be wined and dined in the magical Taft Penthouse with a three-course dinner. Celebrate the repeal of Prohibition with a custom-designed cocktail and other luscious libations. Menu to be designed in consultation with the chefs. Possible options include short ribs over polenta, kale and quash winter salad, and mascarpone cheesecake with balsamic strawberries.
26. Matthew Penny & Xiao Liu: An authentic homemade Sichuan hotpot meal for 6 to 8 people. Complete with both spicy and mild broths, noodles, meats, seafood, vegetables of all varieties. But wait, there's more! Ridiculous amounts of handmade guacamole are also on the menu.
27. Cody Wofsey & Avi Rashidee: Southern-style dinner for 6. Includes regionally appropriate cocktails and homemade creme brulee! Bonus gift thrown in: mini fondue set!
28. APALSA Board: Dumpling party for 6-8 people. Jess So and Xiao Wang are pretty much pros at dumpling-making. Guaranteed to be a good night.
Donated by Faculty & Staff
29. Mike Wishnie & John Fabian Witt: Think you can take on the dream team? Test your skills in a double tennis match against Professor Wishnie and Professor Witt – with brunch to follow.
30. Sarah Ryan: Shadow the Founder/Executive Director of the Bronx Defenders for a Day. Spend an inspiring day with Robin Steinberg, a visionary in the field of holistic legal defense for theindigent. Discuss firm management, community involvement, and the evolving nature of public defense practice. Round-trip MetroNorth rail ticket to New York City, Metrocard, and lunch money included.
31. Sarah Ryan: Brooklyn Art Studio Tour and Lunch with Artist Jeremy Couillard. Tour the working studio of the New American Paintings editors’ pick for 2011. Renowned for his contemporary take on Futurism in mixed media, Jeremy is excited to share his current projects and talk technique with the lucky winner. Round-trip MetroNorth rail ticket to New York City, Metrocard, and lunch money included. You can bring friends too.
32. Lea Brilmayer: Swim party and barbeque for 8 on the beach in Branford (date to be arranged by mutual convenience).
33. Vicki Schultz: A swimming party, in Professor Schultz's heated indoor swimming pool, complete with pool toys, fabulous desserts, wine, and sparkling conversation (for up to 10 people).
34. Jim Barnett: Fencing Lessons and Competition for 6. Join fencer and fencing coach extraordinaire Jim Barnett—who fenced at Penn State, nationally, and internationally and has coached many state champions—for a night of fencing lessons and competition. Winners will go to Jim's club in Wallingford (10-15 min drive) where he will provide everything they need to fence, including a break for pizza. Can be scheduled for 6-9 p.m. or Saturday or Sunday morning. (Valued at $500.)
35. Lillian Goldman Law Librarians: Trivia Throwdown with the Librarians. Winning bidder and four of their friends will get to battle it out with a team of librarians during Trivia Night at Anna Liffeys in New Haven and a chance to win the Law Library Trivia Challenge Trophy that now resides with the librarians. For two years in a row the law library trivia team has defeated their student challengers. Do you and your friends have what it takes to win the trophy? For logistical reasons trophy must reside in library but if won by students the library will take a photo of students with the trophy for bragging rights - see attached photos. Librarians will cover up to $200 (after tax and tip) of bar tab for winning bidder and their guests. Competing against the crack team at the Lillian Goldman Law Library is priceless!
36. Anonymous: Drive Around Town in Style. A day’s use of a 2007 Aston-Martin DB9 Volante, which is a 6-speed convertible featured in earlier James Bond movies. Certain restrictions apply: no drinking; 80-mile cap on total mileage; 75 mph cap on speed. Donated by an anonymous (but very generous) professor.
37. Robert Ellickson: Two Scrabble Games to be played by tournament rules.
38. John Simon: Golf for three at Yale Golf Course plus lunch (before) and drinks (after).
39. Ian Ayres: Advanced Probability Seminar – aka Poker night. Up to 5 people can come play and drink scotch or bourbon. Professor Ayres promises that if he loses, he will donate an equal amount to the Public Interest Auction.
40. Hope Metcalf: Tour of Fair Haven. Includes dinner for four at restaurant of students’ choice.
41. Emily Bazelon, Amy Kapczynski, Kathleen Overly, Asha Rangappa & Noah Messing: Karaoke Throwdown! Professor Abbe Gluck may also be joining the team!
42. Justin Levitt: Yes, Connecticut actually does have professional sports teams. The winning bidder will have the opportunity to see this firsthand. Justin Levitt, visiting professor and former coordinator of Obama's voter protection operation, will take two students to an AHL professional hockey game (Bridgeport or Hartford) in late March or April.
43. Jerry Mashaw: Fishing Trip on the Long Island Sound for 3. A half-day fishing trip for up to 3 with Jerry Mashaw, aboard his fishing boat on the Long Island Sound. Fish probable, but not guaranteed! Note: this fishing trip must be scheduled for September or early October 2013.
44. Noah Messing: SWING n’ SCOOP. The winning bidder and up to two friends will go with Noah to a local batting cage. Don’t expect to learn anything about how to hit a baseball . . . but it’s fun to try. The batting will be followed by ice cream.
45. Steven Duke: An evening of low stakes poker for 5-6 persons with gourmet nachos and scratch margaritas (at your place).
Donated by Students & New Haven Community
46. Julie Veroff & Whitney Leonard: Rock climbing lessons: J & W will take the lucky winner to three sessions of indoor rock climbing at City Climb Gym in New Haven and teach them how to climb and belay.
47. Yale Center for British Art: Take a tour of new exhibit with the curator (March 1 - June 2) and receive a copy of the book, Edwardian Opulence.
48. Yale Athletic Box Office: Four hockey tickets (valued at $140). Subject to availability and expires at the end of 2012-13 hockey season
49. Peter Chen & Sheela Ramesh: Karaoke Star Lessons. Ever wonder how to blossom into a glorious karaoke star? Then come take an hour of private karaoke lessons with Peter and Sheela! We will teach the basics of song selection, optimal alcohol level, microphone positioning, and eliminating shame (this usually involves the optimal alcohol level). Includes 1 hour for you and a friend to rent a private room at Karaoke Heroes along with your instructors (a $20ish value).
50. Peter Chen: Internet Time-Wasting Lesson. You think you're good at procrastinating on the Internet, but you could be getting so much more utility out of your time-wasting! Are you filtering your subreddits? Are you bingeing on every episode of Cheers? Are you monitoring trending hashtags? This one-hour tutorial will teach you the basics on how to maximally waste your time on the Internet, with all the Flash games, longform magazine articles, and RSS feeds you could ever want.
51. Bert Ma: An afternoon of Nintendo 64, Lunchables, and Juice Boxes for up to 4. Take a trip back to middle school at Bert Ma's apartment with an action-packed afternoon of Nintendo 64 and snacks for up to 4 friends. Nintendo 64 games include: Super Smash Bros, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Mario Kart, Star Wars Episode 1: Pod Racer, Star Wars Rogue Squadron. If you need additional players, Bert will guarantee enough participants to fill out 4 players. You can choose your own type Lunchable as well (even though the Pepperoni Pizza is objectively the best).
52. Gilad Edelman: Guided food tour of New York's Chinatown for 3-5. Sample some of the best Chinese cuisine available without a PRC visa, and find out the real local favorites. (This will give you a great, cheap way to impress future dates.) Heavy emphasis on dumplings and noodles, with dessert at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory and/or the Doughnut Plant, followed by drinks at a great dive bar for anyone so inclined. Excursion to take place on some mutually convenient Friday or Saturday.
53. Ben Fryer: Canoe Ride for You and a Friend. Get to know a river or pond around New Haven on a canoe ride with a friend. You choose a body of water within a reasonable distance. I provide the canoe, paddles, life jackets, and some refreshments. I drop you and your friend off and pick you up when you're done paddling. (Max two hours on the water.) Available through July.
54. Jessica & Joey Samuels: Puppy Play Time. Feeling a little blue after Valentine's Day? Still searching for some love and cuddling? Then come spend some time with our super adorable puppy! Lily is a friendly 3-month-old lab/shepherd mix ready to make some new friends for an afternoon. Winning this prize entitles up to 3 people to an afternoon of puppy playtime, as well as a delicious assortment of homemade snacks for your group. As an added bonus, we can pick you up and drop you off so you don't even have to brave the cold weather. 55. Jinju Pottenger: North Korea Q&A Session. Missed the APALSA student series talk with Jinju Pottenger '15 about the summer she spent teaching North Korean students in Pyongyang? No worries. Here's your chance now to get a personal Q&A session with Jinju about what it's like inside the Hermit Kingdom. You'll get pictures, crazy stories and some Korean dumplings as part of the deal. Up to 3 people!
Lessons & Services
Donated by Faculty & Staff
56. Kevin Rose: Half day of home improvement (anything you want done!) by a carpenter/home improvement contractor with over 30 years of experience.
57. Asha Rangappa: Tarot Card Readings. Two hours’ worth of tarot card readings (either twelve 10-minute readings or six 20-minute readings). Ideal for some fun party entertainment. Asha has studied tarot card symbolism with a professional reader and will use the cards to help you ask yourself questions you haven’t considered and approach your issues from a new perspective.
58. Jose Colon: Ride to one of three airports. Jose will drive you to Kennedy, Whiteplains/Westchester, or Bradley International.
Donated by Students & New Haven Community
59. New Haven Hotel: One night of complimentary stay, including parking and breakfast.
60. New Haven Hotel: One night of complimentary stay, including parking and breakfast.
61. 116 Crown: Cocktail Mixing Class. For six people, taught by the owner, John S. Ginnetti, who is an acclaimed mixologist and adjunct professor of hospitality program at the University of New Haven.
62. Creative Arts Workshop: Gift certificate for one class. Learn anything from metalsmithing to bookbinding at New Haven’s community arts studio.
63. Ali Harrington: Learn to drive stick shift. Ali will take you driving for up to an hour of instruction in her manual transmission car.
64. Aaron Goldzimer: One hour of salsa and/or merengue lesson. Learn to shake your stuff. For a woman, a couple, or, potentially, a group. You provide a floor and a music source, and I help you do your thing. For beginners; or for those who know how to dance and want a partner all to themselves for an hour.
65. Jessica So: Photo-shoot: A fun, low-key portrait session for one person that can be done indoors or outdoors. Here's your chance to get those professional head shots done! Jessica will touch up 5 photos of you (black and white or color - your choice) and send you the digital copies. Last year's winner of this auction item, Estella Cisneros '12, ended up on Forbes 30 Under 30 where her photos from this shoot were used - This could be you! Disclaimer: Bidding on this item does not guarantee a spot on Forbes 30 Under 30.
66. Nathana O’Brien: One hour Chinese Gong Fu Cha session with a tasting of two different teas.
67. Zach Arnold & Leora Kelman: Cheese Crash Course for 2-4. Can't tell Epoisses from Emmenthaler? Want to confidently navigate the menu at your next law firm wine-and-dine event? Afraid to pair the wrong cheese with your beverage of choice? Fear no more! Former pro cheesemongers Zach Arnold (Di Bruno Bros., Philadelphia, PA) and Leora Kelman (Concord Cheese Shop, Concord, MA) will lead a master class in cheese appreciation for you and your guests. Enjoy Caseus cheeses and snacks as you learn the basics of selecting and enjoying cheese from around the world. (NB: We can also put together themed tastings for more advanced bidders.)
68. Joanna Zhang: Speed walking lessons. Unbeknownst to many, speed walking is an Olympic sport. Not only is it extremely sexy (it's all about the hip rotation), but it's also extremely practical (you'll be on time for everything!). Joanna has speed walked since she could walk, and has had the privilege of training under Jeff Salvage, founder of Racewalk.com and Pennsylvania delegate to the Worldwide Racewalking Club. During her college years, she was a proud member of the Philadelphia Area Striders, bringing the average age down to 50 years old. Joanna couldn't be more excited to share her speed secrets with 1-2 lucky individuals. Frozen yogurt, lunch, and Gatorade included.
69. Jennifer Luo: On location portrait photo-shoot session on campus.
70. Rachel Wiener: Chili-Cooking Lesson (and dinner party). Back by popular demand. Rachel Wiener will show up at your place with ingredients for the stew/chili of your choice and show you how to put it all together. Invite friends (should be enough to feed a crew of 6-8), or keep it a secret and feed yourself for a week. Choose from: Sweet &
Spicy Chili, West Coast Chili, Turkey Pumpkin Chili, or Lentil Stew. Vegan, Vegetarian, or Carnivore-friendly per your preference. E-mail last year's winner, Renagh O'Leary, for a glowing reference.
71. Emily Rock: One evening of babysitting service.
72. Chelsea Kelly & Alaina Varvaloucas: Ballroom Dancing Lessons (standard or Latin) for 4 people with an after-lesson meal!
73. Ben Zweifach: Learn how to moonwalk from YLS's best (only?) Michael Jackson impersonator.
74. Tessa Bialek: An evening of babysitting. Fun and good care for the kid(s), fun for the parents!
75. Irina Anta: Three runs to Whole Foods at mutually convenient times!
76. Irina Anta: Belly dancing lessons. Ever wanted to master the art of belly dancing? Win this donation and get one session of belly dancing lessons with Irina!
77. Laura Femino: 3 hours of professional-grade editing. Laura, who was an editor in her pre-law-school life, and still works for a few professors across the country, will put her editing skills to work for you.
78. Nate Loewentheil & Wade Gibson: Skeet shooting lesson and outing. Includes a lesson in how to safely handle and shoot a shotgun plus ammunition, skeet, the shotguns themselves, and an afternoon at a local shooting range (with transportation there and back) plus some appropriate southern treats to fortify the shooters during the outing. Absolutely no experience with guns or skeet shooting needed.
79. Cara McClellan: Swimming lesson. Want to learn how to swim? Want to refine your swimming skills? Take a 30 minute swimming lesson with Cara!
80. YLW 2012-2013 Board (Lauren Hartz, Angela Cai, Celia Rhoads, Canel Trouillot, Jess Marsden, Tiffany Ng, Eliza Simon, and Sonia Steinway): Party for 10 with YLW’s Leading Ladies. Let the Law School’s most seasoned event planners throw you and nine guests a party you’ll never forget. You set the parameters (date, time, location, theme) and we make it happen – complete with elegant invitations, gourmet food, and copious libations.
81. Valida Prentice: Juggling* lessons. Lessons for 1-2 people from a formerly internationally competitive stage juggling performer. Three hours of lessons, spreadable across 2-4 sessions.
*You know, actual manipulation of multiple balls or clubs with hands. Not a lesson in mastering Google Calendar, being in several places at one time, or dating multiple people.
82. Julian Prokopetz: Learn the surprisingly easy secret to delicious homemade bread! You and up to 3 friends can join 1L Julian Prokopetz as he walks you through the steps of making your own bread dough and a tasty topping or filling of your choice. Whole wheat bread and roasted cauliflower hummus? Focaccia and balsamic bruschetta? White bread and white bean pesto? Spinach and feta calzone? SO FANCY. Cocktails and wine included. (Ever seen My Drunk Kitchen? That's basically my life, except my dishes come out delicious instead of burnt.)
83. Tom Brown: One-on-One JEOPARDY! Training Session. Trying to COAP with the high cost of student loans? Obviously the best solution is winning a game show. I won Jeopardy twice in 2011, and there is definitely a method to the madness of how to get on the show and win. Like Mickey training Rocky to take down Apollo Creed, I'll get
you ready to take on Trebek. Includes watching an episode of Jeopardy together over a six-pack of the beer of your choice, and the imparting of immeasurable Daily Double-related wisdom.
84. BLSA Board: Spades lessons and entry in the spades tournament. This year, BLSA will be rebooting its annual spades tournament, and now's your chance to get in on the glory. Never played spades? That's ok! Carlton Forbes and Deborah François will spend an evening teaching up to four people the ins-and-outs of the game (classy beverages will be provided). Your winning bid will also earn the bidders a spot in the annual C. Randall Minor BLSA Spades Tournament. Remember: the Game is the Game. Always.
85. Bernice Yu: Vacation Planning. Love traveling but hate the logistics of planning a trip? Let Bernice plan your next vacation! As a travel planner extraordinaire, she has planned fantastic vacations on a budget for her and friends. Miami + Mexico spring break adventure? Done that. European grand tour? Done that. A week on the beach in San Diego? Check. Weekend getaway to NYC? So easy. She will work closely with you to plan a dream vacation that fits perfectly with your preferences, goals, budget and vision. Research for transportation and accommodation definitely included; if your destination is a place she's been before, she can also provide recommendations for eating, shopping, nightlife and other activities. Will plan a group vacation for up to 8 people on the same itinerary.
86. Alexandra Hess: Think you can play chess? Alex's brother, International Grandmaster and ranked 6th in the U.S., will challenge you to 5 games of blitz chess. If you win any one of the five games, he will buy you lunch!
87. Alicia Sanchez: An evening of margaritas y español. Join Alicia for authentic (and very strong) Mexican margaritas and Spanish conversation! (Could also substitute Spanish conversation with Spanish soap operas!)
88. Sarah Grusin: Knitting lessons.
89. Zoey Yi: Three hours’ worth of Chinese conversational lessons!
90. The Class of 2013 Transfers (Nick Arrivo, Joanna Zhang, Eliza Simon, Andrew Tutt, Shruti Hazra, Joshua Mitts, Jasmeet Ahuja & Romain Zamour): A Night Of (Expert Advice On) Romance and Seduction With The Class of 2013 Transfers. Has the only Loving you’ve been getting recently come courtesy of a Con Law casebook? Then treat yourself to a night of dinner, drinks, and romance with the Class of 2013 Transfers: “aggressively competent in law, but casually brilliant in love.” Let our expert team, several of whom are in mutually satisfying long term relationships and one of whom is French, help you find the spark and sizzle you've been missing. We can consult with you about your online dating profile. We can teach you how to compare that special someone’s eyes to any number of appropriately colored objects – in French. We can speed date you and seven of your friends and provide helpful written feedback. Or we can just drink wine and watch your favorite John Cusack movie. As long as your favorite John Cusack movie isn’t Con Air. "
91. Viviane Scott & Jeannette Figg: Manicure lessons for 4. No money in your budget for a weekly manicure? Your local experts, Viviane and Jeannette, will host a manicure party for your group to help you get those hands in shape! Choose from dozens of colors for your nails and sip on some wine while we teach you everything we know
about achieving a professional looking manicure at home. You'll leave with a fresh manicure and a gift bag of our favorite supplies to keep your nails looking sharp.
92. Tamar Lerer & Dana Montalta: ¡Vamos Hablamos! Do you desire a cerveza-filled noche of intermediate Spanish speaking? After all, it is a widely accepted fact that we speak a foreign language better when slightly (or muchly) under the influence. Tamar and Dana, two Spanish learners who have almost mastered the future tense, will throw you one of their wildly successful fiestas. They will host and provide bebidas, comidas, and Scrabble en Español for a group of up to six amigos to comer, beber, and estar merry! ¡Qué divertido! (Spanish skills of some level, however minimal, are recommended).
93. Laura Torre Gomez: Flan Baking Lessons: Impress your friends, peers and professors with the only dessert ever ruled on by the Second Circuit Court (spoiler alert: they held it was fantastic). Learn how to make Laura’s famous flan and bring your enemies to their knees. Alternatively, use this weapon of mass deliciousness to continuously get extensions on your substantial or SAW, win against opponents in court, or technically violate all the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and a few Yale Law School policies while you are at it as well.1-3 people. Individuals/groups will have to supply flan making materials and supplies (estimated cost if there is nothing in your pantry: $15), but get to keep the flan. The cost/benefit analysis does itself. So sign up and learn the best kept secret of the one and only dessert that can guarantee you an H—in life.  In re Best Flan Ever, 198 F.2d 345 (2d Cir. 2011).
94. Laura Torre Gomez: Flan Baking Lessons: Impress your friends, peers and professors with the only dessert ever ruled on by the Second Circuit Court (spoiler alert: they held it was fantastic). Learn how to make Laura’s famous flan and bring your enemies to their knees. Alternatively, use this weapon of mass deliciousness to continuously get extensions on your substantial or SAW, win against opponents in court, or technically violate all the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and a few Yale Law School policies while you are at it as well.1-3 people. Individuals/groups will have to supply flan making materials and supplies (estimated cost if there is nothing in your pantry: $15), but get to keep the flan. The cost/benefit analysis does itself. So sign up and learn the best kept secret of the one and only dessert that can guarantee you an H—in life.  In re Best Flan Ever, 198 F.2d 345 (2d Cir. 2011).
95. Laura Torre Gomez: Flan Baking Lessons: Impress your friends, peers and professors with the only dessert ever ruled on by the Second Circuit Court (spoiler alert: they held it was fantastic). Learn how to make Laura’s famous flan and bring your enemies to their knees. Alternatively, use this weapon of mass deliciousness to continuously get extensions on your substantial or SAW, win against opponents in court, or technically violate all the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and a few Yale Law School policies while you are at it as well.1-3 people. Individuals/groups will have to supply flan making materials and supplies (estimated cost if there is nothing in your pantry: $15), but get to keep the flan. The cost/benefit analysis does itself. So sign up and learn the best kept secret of the one and only dessert that can guarantee you an H—in life.  In re Best Flan Ever, 198 F.2d 345 (2d Cir. 2011).
96. Laura Torre Gomez: Flan Baking Lessons: Impress your friends, peers and professors with the only dessert ever ruled on by the Second Circuit Court (spoiler alert: they held it was fantastic). Learn how to make Laura’s famous flan and bring your enemies to
their knees. Alternatively, use this weapon of mass deliciousness to continuously get extensions on your substantial or SAW, win against opponents in court, or technically violate all the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and a few Yale Law School policies while you are at it as well.1-3 people. Individuals/groups will have to supply flan making materials and supplies (estimated cost if there is nothing in your pantry: $15), but get to keep the flan. The cost/benefit analysis does itself. So sign up and learn the best kept secret of the one and only dessert that can guarantee you an H—in life.  In re Best Flan Ever, 198 F.2d 345 (2d Cir. 2011).
97. Laura Torre Gomez: Flan Baking Lessons: Impress your friends, peers and professors with the only dessert ever ruled on by the Second Circuit Court (spoiler alert: they held it was fantastic). Learn how to make Laura’s famous flan and bring your enemies to their knees. Alternatively, use this weapon of mass deliciousness to continuously get extensions on your substantial or SAW, win against opponents in court, or technically violate all the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and a few Yale Law School policies while you are at it as well.1-3 people. Individuals/groups will have to supply flan making materials and supplies (estimated cost if there is nothing in your pantry: $15), but get to keep the flan. The cost/benefit analysis does itself. So sign up and learn the best kept secret of the one and only dessert that can guarantee you an H—in life.  In re Best Flan Ever, 198 F.2d 345 (2d Cir. 2011).
98. Piotr Brzezinski & Mary Yanik: Crazy Pants. Is your wardrobe getting you down? A bit, well, bland? Too many identikit J-Crew outfits? If you despaired of your trite threads and felt unprepared for last semester's Crazy Pants Day (CPD), this is your chance! We will outfit you in trendy trousers so you can walk down the halls of YLS in pride on CPD.
99. BARBRI: $1500 gift certificate for BARBRI bar preparation course.
100. BARBRI: $1500 gift certificate for BARBRI bar preparation course.
101. BARBRI: $1500 gift certificate for BARBRI bar preparation course.
102. BARBRI: $1500 gift certificate for BARBRI bar preparation course.
103. BARBRI: $1500 gift certificate for BARBRI bar preparation course.
104. BARBRI: $1500 gift certificate for BARBRI bar preparation course.
105. BARBRI: $1500 gift certificate for BARBRI bar preparation course.
106. BARBRI: $1500 gift certificate for BARBRI bar preparation course.
107. BARBRI: $1500 gift certificate for BARBRI bar preparation course.
108. BARBRI: $1500 gift certificate for BARBRI bar preparation course.
109. BARBRI: $1500 gift certificate for BARBRI bar preparation course.
110. BARBRI: $1500 gift certificate for BARBRI bar preparation course.
Wine & Alcohol Tasting
Donated by Faculty & Staff
111. Jay Pottenger & Frank Dineen: Celtic Whisky Tasting: Taste a variety of Scottish, Irish, and Scotch-Irish whiskies. Available for a group of 4-6, but the precise number of participants may be negotiated—depending (in part) on the size of the winning bid
112. Kathleen Overly: Wine Tasting with Dean Overly for up to 10 Students. Win this item and work with Dean Overly to construct your own wine tasting experience! Ever wondered what the difference is between a $10 and $50 bottle of wine? Want to learn about all the different kinds of Chardonnay there are? Try your hand at blind tasting? Want to challenge Dean Overly? You can name the country, and she’ll pull together 6-8 wines from that country (valued $150-$200), and appetizers that pair well with each taste.
113. Fiona Doherty: Join Professor Doherty for a round or two of margaritas at Geronimo's. Up to 4 people.
Donated by Students & New Haven Community
114. YLW 2011-2012 Board (Tracy Nowski, Charanya Krishnaswami, Sri Kuehnlenz, Vidya Venkataraman, Jane Jiang, and Molly Weston): Scotch Tasting for 10 with the Elder Stateswomen of YLW. It's often said, or at least we often say, that where you find strong scotch, you'll find strong women. So whether you prefer Bowmore over Glenmorangie, or you fancy single malts from Speyside over Campbeltown -- or maybe you know nothing whatsoever about scotch, but are excited to get a group of up to 10 friends together and taste some -- don't miss the opportunity to join the 2011-12 Executive Board of Yale Law Women for an evening of libations and lively conversation. We'll provide the scotch (with food pairings to match each selection), as well as charming & informative tasting notes that will be shared with increased gusto as the evening evolves. Should the winner prefer a tasting of another sort -- wine, beer, a different liquor, high-end fruit juice, etc. -- we will happily oblige.
115. LLSA Board: Tequila Tasting for 6-8 people.
116. Webb Lyon & David Louk: Custom-made Cocktails Night: Webb Lyons and David Louk will host a group of up to six for a night of custom-made cocktails. The group can submit preferred spirits and pairings and we'll couple Webb's mastery of mixology and David's penchant for puns to develop six signature cocktails especially concocted (and named) for the group.
117. David Louk, Ryan McCartney, Hank Moon & JJ Snidow: Whiskey Federalism: Tastings from the Laboratories of Distillery: David Louk, Ryan McCartney, Hank Moon, and JJ Snidow are offering up a night of inter-jurisdictional whiskey tastings for a group of up to 8. We'll each select a bottle of top-shelf stuff from our respective heritages (JJ's Kentucky Bourbon, McCartney's Irish Whiskey, Louk's Scotch, and Hank's Tennessee Whiskey, 'cause, well, he visited Tennessee one time...) and host a night of tastings for the group with descriptions of the whiskeys, the production process, history of the distillery, etc. If the group is so inclined, we'll also throw a round of cigars into the mix.
Music & Theater
118. Yale Repertory Theater: 2 tickets to the last show of the season, In a Year with 13 Moons, running April 26 – May 18.
119. Long Wharf Theater: 2 tickets to any show at the theater ($140 value).
120. Diego Matamoros: Opera and song concert for your private event. Former Metropolitan Opera baritone Diego Matamoros will provide a 45 minute performance with piano accompaniment for your dinner party or other event. Repertoire (classical, musical theater, or standards) to be chosen in consultation with the winner. 121. Law Revue: Two front-row seats at Law Revue. Remember how long that miserable, sweaty line through the central hallway was? Remember Renata Strause, calling out "WHERE ARE THE NORMS?" as people cut indiscriminately in the line? Remember sitting in the aisle next to some 2L's feet as Dean Mike yelled at you to obey the fire code? There's only one way to guarantee the best seats in the house -- bidding for these two highly-prized front-row reserved seats to Law Revue. It'll be Post, Siegel, and you -- laughing while the sardines are packed away in the balcony! (Spotlight shouting not guaranteed). 122. Law Revue: Two front-row seats at Law Revue. Remember how long that miserable, sweaty line through the central hallway was? Remember Renata Strause, calling out "WHERE ARE THE NORMS?" as people cut indiscriminately in the line? Remember sitting in the aisle next to some 2L's feet as Dean Mike yelled at you to obey the fire code? There's only one way to guarantee the best seats in the house -- bidding for these two highly-prized front-row reserved seats to Law Revue. It'll be Post, Siegel, and you -- laughing while the sardines are packed away in the balcony! (Spotlight shouting not guaranteed). 123. Jennifer Skene, Julian Prokopetz & Brian Lipshutz: A private performance by the Citations (members include 2L Jennifer Skene, 1L Julian Prokopetz, and 1L Brian Lipshutz. The winner will receive eight songs for an event of the winner's choosing. The Citations perform music ranging from Adele, the Who, Michael Buble, the Dixie Chicks, and much more. The date of the performance is very flexible! 124. Kevin Chen: Serenades (Reprise). Will play guitar and sing songs for a night, an afternoon, in public, or in private--whatever the winner(s) desires. Pop medleys are a specialty. Will make effort to learn requested songs and bring in some new material. Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift covers are still in though. Also scheming to try to rope in a few musical friends to help out.
Fitness, Beauty & Wellness
125. Y Haircutting: Men’s Haircut ($16 value).
126. Y Haircutting: Men’s Haircut ($16 value).
127. New Haven Fitness: One month gym membership.
128. Euphoria Hair Salon: $50 gift certificate.
129. Breathing Room Yoga: 3 free classes.
130. The Workshop Hair Salon (Deva Curl): $50 gift certificate for a haircut and wash.
131. The Workshop Hair Salon (Deva Curl): $50 gift certificate for a haircut and wash.
132. Fresh Yoga: 5 free classes.
133. Rimagé Salon: $50 gift card and $25 certificate for a paraffin manicure.
134. JoBella Salon & Spa: Gift basket. Includes one hour Swedish massage and manicure, along with complimentary shampoo, conditioner, hair tonic and hair cream.
135. Bikram Yoga: One month unlimited classes membership.
136. Bikram Yoga: One month unlimited classes membership.
137. Bikram Yoga: One month unlimited classes membership.
138. Broadway Hair: One free men’s or women’s haircut. 139. Aaron Goldzimer: One hour of Meditation instruction: Learn basic meditation techniques from someone who has lived and trained at a Zen center for a year and once did a three-month silent meditation retreat. Knowledgeable about both Zen and Vipassana meditation, which represent two of the three major branches of Buddhist meditation. (Disclaimer: not a formally authorized or qualified teacher - so look at this as more of an orientation).
Collectibles & Other Items
140. Peter Schuck: Personalized Poem. Written to the bidder's specifications and based on his or her information, at $25 per stanza.
141. Guido Calabresi: An original reprint of Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Inalienability: One View of the Cathedral. It will be signed and dedicated to the winning bidder by both Guido Calabresi and The Mysterious Melamed.
142. Jack Balkin: Post on Balkinization. An opportunity to post on Balkinization: have your work read by thousands!
143. Kate Stith: Justice Souter Bobblehead.
144. Jean Koh Peters: Hand-made quilted pillow. To be designed in consultation with the buyer.
145. Josephine Eliot: A Beautiful Bag Crocheted from Recycled Materials. Made from recycled grocery bag by a women’s group in Africa, Chikumbuso. 26 inch straps. Velcro closure. Small inside pocket. 16 x 12 x 6.5.
146. Rebecca Pilar Buckwalter-Poza: A hand-knitted, garter stitch baby blanket. Made from Baby's First Yarn, a lovely baby-friendly Lion Brand yarn, in your choice of any 5-6 colors. Photo courtesy of Gloria Jean Gong shows Miss S. E. Brinton modeling just such a blanket at two months of age. Her review: gurgle, gurgle, smile.
147. Mindy Lu: Painting or drawing of the winner’s choosing.
148. Peter Chen: One Sonnet. You pick any general topic; I will write the sonnet. You can make the choice of Petrarchan, Shakespearean, Spenserian, or other. Effort is assured, but quality cannot be.
149. Ben Farkas: One sonnet. Each sonnet shall consist of fourteen lines, divided into three rhymed quatrains followed by a rhyming couplet. Perfect or nearly perfect rhyming and scanning guaranteed. Buyer shall have complete discretion and control over topics and may consult regarding tone and other expressive choices. Seller's past inspirations have included love and the production schedule of an YJIL comment.
150. Ben Farkas: One sonnet. Each sonnet shall consist of fourteen lines, divided into three rhymed quatrains followed by a rhyming couplet. Perfect or nearly perfect rhyming and scanning guaranteed. Buyer shall have complete discretion and control over topics and may consult regarding tone and other expressive choices. Seller's past inspirations have included love and the production schedule of a YJIL comment.
151. Young-Hee Kim: Three hand-made cards for special occasions of choice or non-occasions! Effort guaranteed! (quality not).
152. Jane Rosen: An autographed Stan Musial baseball in a protective cube. Musial is a famous St. Louis Cardinal player who passed away in January. $130 retail value.
153. RebLaw: Two RebLaw posters. They are signed by keynote speakers Bryan Stevenson and Benita Veliz.
154. Vera Eidelman, Rachel Dempsey & Anna Arons: Come be smitten with our kitchen! Anna, Rachel, and Vera will provide you with a delicious, home-cooked, 4-course dinner for six. All of the recipes will come from the recently released Smitten Kitchen cookbook.
155. Rebecca Izzo: 8,000 Amtrak points. Good for Northeast Regional round trip ticket or one way Acela. Have you ever tried to book a last minute Amtrak trip and were shocked by the price? Are you stuck taking the Chinatown bus from NY to Boston because the train is so expensive? Want to splurge and for once take the Acela to DC? Amtrak points can be used for any ticket (except certain blackout holidays) no matter the price! The winner of this item will be able to have a round trip Northeast Regional or one way Acela trip booked any time - just email me with 12 hours’ notice. Good until July 31, 2013.
156. Latham & Watkins: Red Apple I-Pod Nano. $140 retail value.
157. Skadden: Black 16 GB Ipad with Retina Display and Wi-Fi. $500 retail value.
158. Geraldine Florists: $50 gift certificate. 159. Eric Parrie: Original sestina. Written for the winning bidder.
Clothing & Accessories
160. Linda Greenhouse: A new designer Eric Javits handbag. Red leather with detachable shoulder strap. Dimensions 9" x 11" x 4.” Retail value $300.
161. Josephine Eliot: Hand-made Small Bracelet with Glass Seed and Dagger Beads. $60 retail.
162. Josephine Eliot: Hand-made Brown and Pink Glass Seed Beads Bracelet. $40 retail value.
163. Josephine Eliot: Hand-made Gold and Blue Glass Seed Beads Bracelet. $40 retail value.
164. Alex Hess: Gorgeous, hand-made, one-of-a-kind navy blue lace bodysuit by Alex’s partner Caroline!
165. Rebecca Izzo: Sterling silver garnet hoop earrings. $75 retail value.
166. Rebecca Izzo: Sterling silver white freshwater pearl dangle earrings. $75 retail value
167. Rebecca Izzo: Sterling silver black freshwater pearl dangle earrings. $75 retail value
168. Rebecca Izzo: 30 inch sterling silver and freshwater pearl necklace. $180 retail value.
169. Rebecca Izzo: Lariot style sterling silver and freshwater pearl necklace. $135 retail value.
170. Rebecca Izzo: Sterling silver and freshwater pearl necklace and earring set. $120 retail value.
171. Rebecca Izzo: Sterling silver and freshwater pearl dangle necklace. $105 retail value.
172. Rebecca Izzo: Sterling silver toggle bracelet. $195 retail value.
173. Rebecca Izzo: Sterling silver chain bracelet. $120 retail value.
Sweets & Treats
174. Jim Silk: One large, round, double-braided Challah. Made for an occasion of your choice (subject to negotiation of the exact date).
175. Lunar Mai & Grace Kao: One dozen incredible cookie-ceptions. Oreos cookies stuffed inside cookies!
176. Lunar Mai & Grace Kao: One dozen incredible cookies-ceptions. Oreos cookies stuffed inside cookies!
177. Rob Cobbs: 1 quart each of home-cured green and black olives.
178. Helen Vera: 4 Loaves of Home-Baked Bread to Order.
179. Tiff Ng & Laura Zaragoza: A delicious home-baked sour cream apple pie!
180. Grace Kao: A tea time basket packed for two.
181. Amanda El-Dakhakhni: (Almost) Bottomless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. Amanda will bake five batches (two dozen per batch) of your new favorite cookie. That's 120 cookies packaged to share as gifts for friends and/or family. Or you can eat them all by yourself. We won't judge!
182. Usha Chilukuri: Around 60 balls of frozen cookie dough (winner can pop a cookie (or a whole batch of cookies) in the oven at any time and have freshly baked cookies within minutes). Anything (within reason) on the Smitten Kitchen blog is possible. Suggested varieties include chocolate chip and molasses spice.
183. Emily Rock: One batch of (about two dozen) cookies. Choose from chocolate mint chip, orange chocolate chip, and oatmeal chocolate chip.
184. Christina Coutu: One cheesecake of your choice!
185. Josh Rosenthal: Buckeyes. Calling all Ohioans: Fix your homesickness with a batch of these sugary, peanut-buttery, chocolatey treats.
Restaurant & Bar Gift Certificates
186. Blue State Coffee: $20 gift certificate.
187. Blue State Coffee: $20 gift certificate.
188. Agabhumi the Best of Bali: gift certificate.
189. Black Bear Saloon: $15 gift certificate.
190. Black Bear Saloon: $15 gift certificate.
191. Black Bear Saloon: $15 gift certificate.
192.r Bar: $25 gift certificate.
193. Soul de Cuba: $50 gift certificate.
194. Yorkside Pizza: $25 gift certificate.
195. Ashley’s Ice Cream: $30 gift certificate.
196. Nica’s Market: $50 gift card.
197. Christopher Martins: $25 gift certificate. 198. Claire’s Corner Copia: Study group meal for five ($100 value). 5 coffees with refills, family style foods including salad, eggplant parmigiana, quesadillas, and 5 Mexican chocolate cupcake.
199. Seoul Korean Restaurant: $15 gift certificate.
200. Karaoke Heroes: Gift certificate for an hour of time in a private karaoke room for up to 15 people ($120 value).
201. Karaoke Heroes: Gift certificate for an hour of time in a private karaoke room for up to 15 people ($120 value).
202. Royal Palace: Gift certificate for 2 lunch specials.
203. Booktrader: $25 gift certificate.
204. The Mochi Store: Five $5 gift certificates.
205. Caseus: One cheeseboard and two glasses of house wine.
206. Caseus Cheese Truck: Eight $5 gift cards (each one is good for one grilled cheese sandwich).
207. Lalibela: $20 gift certificate.
208. The Educated Burgher: $20 gift certificate.
209. Caseus: $100 gift card donated by Sue McDonald.
210. Shake Shack: $50 gift card donated by Elizabeth Chao.
211. Yale Athletics Office: 4 basketball tickets and Ivy Lounge Access; expires at the end of the 2012-13 basketball season; valued at $60
212. WestLaw: 5,000 WestLaw Points.