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Welcome to the 2013 Auction Item Preview Space for Michigan Law's SFF public interest auction, to be held March 21, 2013! Let's support our 1L's!
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We have created this space to allow hassle-free browsing of this year's auction items. We will be adding many items (over 150 in total!) in the coming weeks so make sure to check back regularly.
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Faculty, staff, alumni, and other remote bidders may arrange proxy bidding through Sarah Shubert (sffauctionproxy@umich.edu).
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Navigate the different sections of this catalog using the tabs at the bottom of the screen. Questions about any items? Contact Auction Co-Chair Michael Schmale (sffauctionchairs@umich.edu).
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Item CategoryItem NameTerms/DetailsWhy You Need ThisPhotos/Notes
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Live AuctionStart Practicing Your Rendition of Warren Zevon's "Lawyers, Guns, and Money" Now...-Karaoke at Blue Karaoke with Professors John Pottow and Sonja Starr.
-For up to twelve students.
It's not just an evening of song. It's an evening of dance, and so much more. THAT is the Michigan difference.
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Live AuctionFind Your Inner Daredevil with Professor Reimann-Tandem skydiving with Professor Reimann at Drop Zone in Tecumseh, MI.
-Season starts in April depending on the weather.
-Max weight is 220 lbs.
-Filming your drop costs extra but you can pay on site.
-For up to two students.
You probably shouldn't tell your mom until it's all over.
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Live AuctionTaste Like You've Never Tasted Before- Enjoy a wine tasting led by sommelier Matt Morgan, the owner of Ann Arbor’s premier wine store Morgan & York, followed by a four-course dinner prepared by Residential College professor and Culinary Institute of America-trained chef and Professor Virginia Murphy.
- This elegant event, hosted by Professor Uhlmann and Professor Barr, will take place at Professors Uhlmann and Murphy’s beautiful home in Burns Park.
- For up to six students.
An evening this classy makes Downton Abbey look like Animal House.
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Live AuctionCurl Up With Your Profs. (Team 1: Seinfeld and Hershovitz)-Master curling---the world's most inane sport---with Professors Seinfeld and Hershovitz at the Detroit Curling Club in Ferndale, MI.
-Compete against Professors Pottow and Prescott and their team for ice-shuffling glory.
-For six students.
Some call it a game of skill. Some call it a game of strategy. Professor Seinfeld calls it "insane and almost implausibly stupid." Find out for yourself.
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Live AuctionCurl Up With Your Profs. (Team 2: Pottow and Prescott)-Master curling---the world's most inane sport---with Professors Seinfeld and Hershovitz at the Detroit Curling Club in Ferndale, MI.
-Compete against Professors Pottow and Prescott and their team for ice-shuffling glory.
-For six students.
Some call it a game of skill. Some call it a game of strategy. Professor Seinfeld calls it "insane and almost implausibly stupid." Find out for yourself.
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Live AuctionOne-Day Warrior Boot Camp with Coach Niehoff-Late morning self-defense training from Niehoff himself.
-Lunch at a biker bar.
-Afternoon shooting lessons at the shooting range in Dexter.
-Topped off with scotch and cigars at the Chop House.
-For up to two students.
The law can be full contact. Learn how to protect yourself.
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Live AuctionThere's Nothing Trivial About Your Honor (Team 1)-Compete in the Second Annual Knowledge Bowl.
-Two student teams of 5 will compete in a fast-paced trivia competition for the honor of facing off against the victorious faculty team.
-Reclaim the Knowledge Bowl crown from last year's faculty-champions.
-At the Necto nightclub on April 4, 2013.
You may have flubbed that cold-call, but you can redeem yourself by correctly naming the capital of Bhutan.
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Live AuctionThere's Nothing Trivial About Your Honor (Team 2)-Compete in the Second Annual Knowledge Bowl.
-Two student teams of 5 will compete in a fast-paced trivia competition for the honor of facing off against the victorious faculty team.
-Reclaim the Knowledge Bowl crown from last year's faculty-champions.
-At the Necto nightclub on April 4, 2013.
You may have flubbed that cold-call, but you can redeem yourself by correctly naming the capital of Bhutan.
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Live AuctionDinner with Chef Zearfoss-Home-cooked meal at Dean Zearfoss's home.
-Wine included.
-For up to six students.
Dean Zearfoss claims her cooking is the only food her brother, who's a chef-prof at the Culinary Institute of America, will eat seconds of.
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Live AuctionDynamite with a Laserbeam-Go laser tagging with Dean Caminker and Dean Zearfoss.
-For up to twelve students.
Mild-mannered deans by day, hardboiled laser-wielding commandos by night. Yes, YOU could be the inspiration for Dean Caminker's post-deanship sabbatical novel.
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Live AuctionSilly Name, Epic BattleA game of whirlyball (bumpercars+lacrosse+basketball...seriously...) with Professors Bagley, Mortenson, and Sankaran;
Win or lose, they buy the pizza!;
For up to seven students.
Athletic prowess is optional.
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Fun With FacultyTake Me Out To The Ballgame-Dean Baum and Professor Uhlmann will take four students to a Detroit Tigers game.
-Includes dinner at Slow's Bar B Q.
-Must be redeemed in spring or summer
It's enough Americana to make Uncle Sam blush.
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Fun With FacultyNight Out on the (Kerry)Town with Deans Baum and Gregory-Wine-tasting outing with the deans at Everyday Wines in Kerrytown.
-Tasting will focus on grapes that are relatively unknown, including Fer Servadou, Cattarato, Pecorino, Refosco, and others.
-For up to six students
Don't know anything about wine but want to impress the managing partner as she wines and dines you this summer? Deans Baum and Gregory can help you out!
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Fun With FacultyKiller Swing? He Pleads Guilty.-A round of golf with Professor Moran at UM or Radrick Farms.
-Either lunch or dinner at Red Hawk Bar & Grill.
-For up to three students
Even Professor Moran can't get you acquitted of a lousy golf game. But you can still have a good time.
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Fun With FacultyLAW 591: Vettorello Strikes Back -Dinner and a movie at Professor Vettorello's house.
-You pick the classic movie, she whips up a fabulous meal to match.
-For up to four students
NEV's key lime pie and chocolate-peanut butter bars are worth the price of admission alone.
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Fun With FacultyLoved Transnat?-Sushi dinner with Professors Hakimi and Mortenson.
-For up to four students.
Because you're one of those people who really did love Transnat. Or sushi. Either way.
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Fun With Faculty"Hand-made" Italian-Dinner with Professor Debra Chopp and Alyson Robbins at Mani Osteria.
-For up to four students.
Who says public interest lawyers can't afford to go out to dinner? Enjoy a slight indulgence with Alyson Robbins and Professor Chopp.
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Fun With FacultyCome All Ye Poolsharks -A night out with Professor Rine with any number of students at a pool bar.
-He'll pick up the tab for the pool and the beer, you present the challenge.
-Rine will contribute a dollar per point to SFF if he loses a game, regardless of his partner's skill level.
Rine's love of Cambodia is outweighed only by his love of dominating students at the ancient Khmer game of pool.
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Fun With FacultyTacos, Tequila, and Team Schlangenstos-Dinner with Professors Schlanger and Bagenstos at the much ballyhooed Isalita.
-For up to four students.
Because carnitas pair perfectly with civil rights. Or whatever. Tequila!
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Fun With FacultyA (Huron) River Runs Through It-Professor Paul Reingold will provide a fly-fishing lesson for two students.
-Equipment, Zingerman's sandwiches and beer provided.
-Beginners welcome.
-Redeemable during the summer or fall.
It's the contemplative man's (or woman's) recreation.
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Fun With FacultyMani Awesome-ria-Dinner with Professor Seinfeld for three students at Ann Arbor's acclaimed Mani OsteriaCold calls are more fun over dinner and drinks.
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Fun With FacultyClosings and Cocktails-Cocktail party hosted by International Transactions Clinic Professor Rachel Deming.
-Will include vodka, hors d'oeuvres, and Uzbek pilaf dinner.
-For up to ten students.
Vodka is an essential part of closing those tricky international transactions...
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Fun With FacultyLose a Game of Chess-Chess master Professor Bromberg offers either a lesson or game of chess over lunch at the Business School.Any true lady or gentleman should know the difference between the Queen's Gambit and an Indian Defense.
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Fun With FacultyCan You Say Bibimbap?-Dinner at Seoul Garden with Professors Bagley and Daugirdas.
-For four students.
-Chopsticks optional.
They've taught you statutory interpretation and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Repay the favor and teach Professors Bagley and Daugirdas the finer points of sake bombs.
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Fun With FacultyBecome a Spice Specialist!-Home-style Indian cooking lessons from Professors Krishna and Baskaran.
-Includes a tour of an Indian grocery store.
-Learn the basics of both South and North Indian cooking.
-For up to four students.
How can you say "no" when your stomach says "YES!!!"?
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Fun With FacultyHit a Ball at a Professor! (He Hits Back.)-Play singles or doubles against Professor Friedman (one of his kids will back him up so you can't double up on him).
-For one or two students
If Friedman's not in a baggy sweater, you know it's serious. Play (and lose) a match against him. It'll still be fun.
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Fun With FacultyThought It Was Hard to Keep Up with Friedman in Class?-Professor Friedman will go on a run with one student.
-Up to 10 miles.
Let Friedman exercise your brain while you both exercise your legs.
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Fun With FacultyAre You Smarter Than a Law Professor? (Team 1)-Trivia night at Conor O'Neill's for five students and Professor Logue.
-Match up against Professor Crane's team.
-Professor Logue will cover the team's buy-in and beer.
-Conor O'Neill's has trivia on Monday nights--the teams and professors will mutually agree upon a date.
Looking for a chance to outsmart a professor? Show off your wits to your study group? Now's your chance.
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Fun With FacultyAre You Smarter Than a Law Professor? (Team 2)-Trivia night at Conor O'Neill's for five students and Professor Crane.
-Match up against Professor Logue's team.
-Professor Crane will cover the team's buy-in and beer.
-Conor O'Neill's has trivia on Monday nights--the teams and professors will mutually agree upon a date.
Looking for a chance to outsmart a professor? Show off your wits to your study group? Now's your chance.
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Fun With FacultyFour to the Bar (I)Professor Falon will take a group of up to four students to a performance by the Paul Keller Orchestra; Evening includes dinner at a local restaurantDo you love Jazz? Professor Falon certainly does! Don't miss this opportunity to take in one of Ann Arbor's fabulous restaurants and to cap the night with some great music.
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Fun With FacultyFour to the Bar (II)Professor Falon will take a group of up to four students to a performance by a jazz ensemble; Evening includes dinner at a local restaurantDo you love Jazz? Professor Falon certainly does! Don't miss this opportunity to take in one of Ann Arbor's fabulous restaurants and to cap the night with some great music.
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Fun With FacultyKnow Your Surroundings- Join Professors Martha Jones and Dana Thompson on a day-long tour of Detroit.
- Tour stops will include brunch, the Charles Wright Museum, the Heidelberg Project, the River Walk, Michigan Central Station, Belle Isle, the Motown Museum or anywhere else that strikes your fancy.
- For up to 3 students.
Because you've only seen Detroit in Robocop reruns.
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Fun With FacultyDrive (or putt) your way to victory-Join Professors Kantor and Frost for a round of golf at Radrick Farms.
-For up to two students.
Because a round of golf may be the best alternate resolution to your dispute.
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Fun With FacultyWest's pearls of wisdom-Join Dean West for dinner at Black Pearl.
-Dean West will invite the faculty member/administrator of your choosing to join.
-For up to 4 students.
Now's your chance to pick the brain of the incoming dean of Michigan Law.
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Fun With FacultyBowling Extravaganza-Go bowling with Professors Tim Pinto, Vivek Sankaran, Josh Kay, and Ted Becker.
-For up to 8 students.
Just like the Big Lebowski, but without all the weird parts.
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Fun With FacultyAnte up-Enjoy a low-stakes poker night with Professor Gross and Dean Caminker---they will stake each student $25.
-For 5 students.
-Must be redeemed before the end of 2013 school year.
It's your last chance to ante up with Dean Caminker.
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Fun With FacultyGeneral Awesomeness-Lunch at Mani Osteria with the current and former University of Michigan Vice President and General Counsel, Tim Lynch and Suellyn Scarnecchia.
-Hear the inside scoop from the top legal officers of one of the world's largest research and education institutions.
The University of Michigan is like a small nation and these two have dealt with all the concerns this entails, from squirrely frat boys to a major healthcare system, to the $1.2 billion research enterprise behind it all.
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