*In addition to these exciting live auction packages, look forward to over 150 silent and one bid board items!*
-2015 PILA Live Auction-
$500 for Dinner for Four at Canlis
Widely known as Seattle’s best restaurant, Canlis has been serving exemplary food and drink for over forty years. Bid on this gift certificate to experience the finest dining the Pacific Northwest has to offer! Restrictions: Must make a reservation, not valid Saturday nights.
Thanks to: Canlis
Leavenworth Icicle Village and Brewery Getaway
Goomsba at the Brewery package includes a one-night stay at the Icicle Village Resort, right in the heart of Washington’s little Bavaria. The package includes complimentary hot breakfast buffet, 2 liter Icicle Brewery imported Muster Geschützt growler (first fill of the growler is on us), 2 Woody Goomsba logo’d beer steins, and one Woody Goomsba commemorative key chain bottle opener. Restrictions: Valid any time excluding holidays and festivals. Some reservations may require a two night stay. Advanced reservations required. Expires 2/29/16.
Add additional charm to your next trip to Leavenworth with this gift certificate for Icicle Brewery where you can enjoy a few pints of local craft beer from Icicle Brewery. And when we say "local," we mean it. The Brewery uses water from Icicle Creek, barley from the Okanagan Valley, and yeast from the Colombia River Gorge. The hops you ask? Yakima Valley. Boom!
Thanks to: Icicle Village Resort and Icicle Brewing
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Brunch or Lunch for Two at any
Heavy Restaurant Group Location
Enjoy $50 for a brunch for two at any of the Heavy Restaurant Group Locations, including Purple, Barrio, Lot No. 3, or Cast Iron Studios. You and your guest will enjoy a global wine selection with Northwest cuisine made from local seasonal ingredients—all in an informal atmosphere. Restrictions: Expires 02/20/2016. Gratuity not included.
Thanks to: Heavy Restaurant Group
Anthony’s Restaurants Dinner for Two
Enjoy Dinner Entrees for Two at Chinook's on Salmon Bay located in historic Fishermen's Terminal, the home port of the North Pacific Fishing Fleet since 1913. Chinook's has built its reputation by offering the finest, fresh Northwest seafood in a casual waterfront setting.
Restrictions: Does not include liquor, tax or gratuity. Valid for one year from date of issue.
Thanks to: Inge Krippaehne-Kaiser
$100 Ivar’s Gift Certificate
Keep Clam! Enjoy this gift certificate at any of Ivar’s locations.
Thanks to: Ivar’s and Kidd Valley Restaurants
Pasta Freska Seven Course Dinner for Two
Enjoy a delicious seven course dinner for two at Pasta Freska Italian Restaurant, located in the Westlake neighborhood. Restrictions: Does not include alcohol.
Thanks to: Mike Horri
Three Course Dinner for Two at Ristorante Picolinos
Enjoy a romantic Italian dinner for two at Ristorante Picolinos in Ballard. You will be served a three course meal of a starter, entree, and a dessert. Restrictions: Does not include alcohol. Valid Sundays through Thursdays. Expires March 31, 2016.
Thanks to: Ristorante Picolinos
$50 each to Seastar, John Howie Steak and
Sport Restaurant & Bar
What's even better than one great dinner? Three! Enjoy $50 gift certificates to each of three restaurants: Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar, John Howie Steak, and Sport Restaurant & Bar.
Thanks to: John Howie Restaurants
$100 Gift Card to Kickin’ Boot Whisky Kitchen
Kickin’ Boot evokes the memory of simpler times – food and drink made in-house, from scratch, and served with a generous helping of Southern hospitality. The robust lunch and dinner menus feature house-smoked meats, wood-fired steaks, and hearty Southern fare. An extensive whiskey collection, house sugarcane sodas, as well as wine and beer on tap promise a beverage to complete any meal.
Thanks to: Lenny Hom
Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge Gift Certificate
Head to Toulouse Petit, Queen Anne's finest place for authentic creole cooking. They are particularly well known for their delicious brunch!
Thanks to: Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge
$50 Ballard Annex Gift Card
The Ballard Annex Oyster House serves fresh seafood seven days a week—plenty of oysters and shellfish, whole Dungeness crab and Maine lobster, and house-made bisques, chowders and soups made-to-order at the steam bar.
Thanks to: Ballard Annex
Wine Dinner for Two at Il Fornaio
Enjoy a five-course authentic Italian dinner perfectly paired with featured Italian or Washington wines. Il Fornaio offers elegant private and semi-private dining space along with a wide range of specialized menus and services to match our authentic, award-winning Italian cuisine.
Thanks to: Il Fornaio
Lunch for Two at Tanakasan
and Tom Douglas’ Big Dinners
Head out to TanakaSan, Tom Douglas' modern Asian-American restaurant for a delicious lunch. Then head home and prepare dinner from your own copy of Tom's Big Dinners. Restrictions: Gift card is valid Sunday through Thursday, lunch only. Expires 2/20/16.
Thanks to: Tom Douglas
Diamond Bracelet from Ben Bridge Jewelers
This diamond bracelet includes 92 diamonds totaling .23 carat total weight. Diamonds are set in 14k white gold.
Thanks to: Ben Bridge Jewelers
One Week Stay in the Marais District in Paris
Follow through on your Paris dreams with this one week stay in a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment in the center of Paris. Located in the historic Le Marais district, just five minutes from Notre Dame, this will be the vacation of a lifetime for you and a friend or loved one. Restrictions: To be used on a mutually agreed upon date, not available July 1-August 15 in 2015 or 2016.
Thanks to: Francoise Deeg-LeGal
Tour the Gates Foundation and
Have Lunch with Bill Gates, Sr.
Enjoy a tour and lunch for four with William H. Gates, Sr. at the Gates Foundation. Lunch will also include another representative from the Gates Foundation to speak specifically about a subject of the guests' choosing. Mr. Gates is a UW alumnus, founding partner at Preston Gates & Ellis (now K&L Gates), and is currently co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A long-time supporter of the law school, Mr. Gates has served as president of both the King County and Washington State Bar Associations, has served as trustee, officer, and volunteer for more than two dozen Northwest organizations, including the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and King County United Way, and is a member of the University of Washington's Board of Regents. In honor of his legacy to public service, the Gates Public Service Law Program was endowed and created in his name. The Program provides scholarships and public service law programming that benefits the law school and the greater community. Restrictions: to be arranged for a mutually agreeable date.
Thanks to: William H Gates, Sr.
7-Night Winter Stay at Westin in Whistler
Ski all week! The room is a studio suite which includes a king bed, a queen sleeper sofa, and a kitchenette. The Westin is in the heart of the village right at the base of Whistler mountain. Includes housekeeping! Restrictions: Not valid December 26 through January 2 or February 12 through February 21. Expires May 31, 2016. Does not need to be used the entire week. Does not include parking and bike storage.
Thanks to: Laurie Rosini
Private Breakfast for Six with Dean Testy and Special Guests
Private breakfast for you and five friends with Dean Testy and Special Guests. Enjoy a delicious and fun networking breakfast with University of Washington School of Law Dean Kellye Testy and several notable members of the Washington legal community at one of Seattle's top restaurants. Restrictions: Timing to be determined at a mutually agreeable time.
Thanks to: Dean Kellye Testy
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Columbia Delta Escape
Start off with a two night stay at the ocean-side Adrift Hotel and Spa, nestled in the heart of Long Beach, WA. Next take a leisurely one hour drive down to artsy Cannon Beach, OR for a one night stay at The Ocean Lodge. Restrictions: Adrift Hotel: Valid Sunday through Thursday. Not valid holidays or event times. Must present at time of booking. Expires February 20, 2016. Ocean Lodge: Valid Sunday through Thursday, October 1st through May 31st. Expires February 26, 2016.
Thanks to: Adrift Hotel and The Ocean Lodge
Salish Lodge Spa Getaway
Take a break from your busy week and enjoy a mid-week escape at Salish Lodge and Spa, overlooking beautiful Snoqualmie Falls. Your trip includes a one night stay at the lodge, breakfast for two, and your choice of two 50-minute spa treatments. Restrictions: Valid Sunday through Thursday.
Thanks to: Salish Lodge
Orcas Island Retreat
Enjoy three nights on beautiful Orcas Island in a fully equipped house. You'll have lots of room with three bedrooms and a sleeping loft, and freedom to play on ten acres. Spectacular view, beach access, five miles from ferry. Convenient and beautiful--you can't go wrong! Restrictions: Available on dates to be negotiated. Relatively open availability during spring and fall, and limited during summer months.
Thanks to: Professor Debbie Maranville
One Week Beach House Rental in Southworth, WA
Enjoy a relaxing one week beach house vacation located in Southworth, WA. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors with access to the swimming pool and kayaks. The house sleeps eight! Restrictions: Available any week in the summer of 2015, except June 29th through July 5th.
Thanks to: Joseph and Jennifer Velling
Vacation Weekend at a Cabin on Shaw Island
in the San Juan Islands
Spend a weekend (up to three nights) at this beautiful retreat on Shaw Island in the San Juans. This is a fully equipped home with three bedrooms, sleeping a total of 8. Wood stove, kayaks, and a community pool are all available in the summer. Restrictions: Subject to availability. No smoking or pets. Dates must be arranged in advance.
Thanks to: The Byers
$385 to Willows Lodge in Sammamish River Wine Country
Enjoy a $385 getaway to Willows Lodge, located on five landscaped acres bordering the Sammamish River in the heart of Western Washington's wine country. No restrictions and does not expire.
Thanks to: Woodburn Company
Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Staycation
Roll the dice on this "staycation" to Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in beautiful Ocean Shores, WA! This package includes a free one-night stay and a $50 gift certificate to Emily's Fine Dining. Restrictions: Offer must be redeemed by September 30, 2015.
Thanks to: Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
Three Nights for Four in the San Juan Islands
You and three guests will be hosted by Doe Bay Resort & Retreat on Orcas Island in the San Juans. Start the day with yoga in our studio and follow it with a trip to the soaking tubs and sauna; take a guided kayak trip and have a delicious meal in our waterfront cafe; hike the day away in Moran State Park and then relax in Otter Lodge, our cozy guest lounge and library. You will surely be touched by the magic and beauty of Doe Bay. Restrictions: Subject to availability. Expires February 20, 2016. Not valid during Doe Bay Fest.
Thanks to: Doe Bay Resort & Retreat
Two Night Stay at Beach House in San Juan Islands
Escape Seattle for this two night stay in a vacation home on Decatur Northwest, in the San Juan Islands. House is located on a peninsula overlooking the water, and sleeps 10 comfortably. Kayaks and hot tub are also available! Item winner may choose to go this spring, summer, or fall, at a mutually agreed upon date. Boat to Decatur leaves from Anacortes, WA.
Thanks to: Maddie Haller
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride
Sail aboard a colorful, nine-story balloon as gentle breezes carry you over the spectacular Snohomish Valley, sweeping just over treetops, floating above a river or lake, or rising high above the earth for picturesque view of the northwest mountains and waterways. Relax with panoramic views of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges including Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier, the Seattle and Everett skylines, Puget Sound, and the beautiful farmlands of our valley. Restrictions: Must redeem flight by 9/30/2015.
Thanks to: Airial Balloon Company
Seven Night Stay at a Suite in Cabo San Lucas
Sunshine! Mexico! Get away from it all by heading south to this beautiful time-share in a junior suite at a luxury resort of Cabo Villa del Palmar. Situation on beachfront property in Cabo San Lucas, you’ll have complete access to the beach, pools, and restaurants available at the resort. Located within walking distance to downtown. Restrictions: Doesn’t include airfare. Must be used during 2015.
Thanks to: Bill and Cydney Hamett
Giant Fox Pillow –
Teal and Gold Plaid Bespectacled
This pillow was skillfully handmade by our own UW Law Professor McGinnis! Well deserving of its cult following, this handmade and hand-quilted pillow cover is 20" by 20" and includes a feather and down inner pillow. 100% cotton. 100% hipster.
Thanks to: Prof. Kathleen M McGinnis
Tom Douglas Dinner for
Four and Signed Cookbook
For 20 years, Dahlia Lounge has been the epicenter of Seattle's local, sustainable, and organic food movement. Enjoy a dinner for four at Dahlia Lounge and then learn how to cook like Tom with an autographed copy of Tom Douglas' cookbook. Restrictions: Gift certificate expires 1 year from date of auction.
Thanks to: Tom Douglas Restaurants
Seven Night Stay in a Suite at a Disney Resort
Bring your kids the magic of Disney with a seven night stay at your choice of various Disney resorts! Stays available in Florida, Hawaii, California, and South Carolina. Restrictions: Must book by October 23, 2015, and complete trip by October 24, 2016. Flexibility is required as bookings are subject to availability.
Thanks to: Selland Auto Transport
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Half Off a Rigos Bar Review Course
Need to get prepared for the Bar exam? Enjoy half off the price of the Rigos Bar Review UBE bar review course (MBE, MEE, and MPT exams). All materials, lectures, outlines, software, etc. are included! Restrictions: Expires June 30, 2016.
Thanks to: Rigos Bar Review
$1,250 BARBRI Tuition Discount
This certificate is good for a $1,250.00 discount off the tuition for a BARBRI course in any state. BARBRI is the leading Bar Review company in the nation. More than one million students have taken BARBRI! Restrictions: The certificate must be used by the original recipient. The certificate will apply toward final tuition balance and cannot be used for either a down payment or toward the refundable book deposit. Certificate is valid and may be used for up to two years after graduation from law school.
Thanks to: BARBRI
Princeton Review Course
A certificate for a Princeton Review Test Preparation Course, which can be used on a MCAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, SAT or ACT course of your choosing (a value of up to $2,499).
Thanks to: The Princeton Review
Full Themis Bar Review Course
Get ready for the bar exam with a full Themis Bar Review course! Themis provides everything you need to pass the bar exam, delivered directly to your laptop.
Thanks to: Themis Bar Review
$500 Off Kaplan Bar Review Course
Prep. Pass. Prevail. You bring the will. We've got the way. Attend lectures in a physical location or from anywhere at a pre-scheduled time. Keep the convenience of being at home. Benefit from live lectures. Get some money off the bar with this gift certificate for $500 a Kaplan Bar Exam Review course. Restrictions: Form must be returned for discount.
Thanks to: Kaplan Bar Review
Extreme Home Makeover: PILA Edition
Start your home makeover with a four-hour residential design consultation by a lead designer at J.A.S. Design and Build. Then get to work with repainting your home with Queen Anne Painting. Queen Anne Painting deserves their 5-star yelp rating, with experienced, well trained, professional crews who stay on your job from start to finish. The Queen Anne Way means providing the best customer service, which includes daily communication sheets that keep you informed on how your job is progressing and any important details you’ll want to know about. Over 30 years of great work has helped us to be recently voted “Best Housepainter” by the Seattle Magazine Reader’s Poll. Restrictions: Paint is owner provided. Expires 5/31/16. Not valid November-May. Excludes paint and materials.
Thanks to: Queen Anne Painting Co. & JAS Design Build Inc.
Gourmet Dinner for Six
Join two librarians who love to cook. A gourmet, seven-course meal will be cooked, served and hosted by Dean Penny Hazelton and former UW Law Reference Librarian Nancy McMurrer at their home. Delight your palate!
Treats from the past include warm black mission fig, walnut crunch and blue cheese tartlet, and turban of sole with wild mushroom mousse. Restrictions: Must be scheduled before 2016 PILA Auction.
Thanks to: Dean Penny Hazelton and Nancy McMurrer
Three Day Sailing Trip for Two in Southeast Alaska
Explore Southeast Alaska on your own personal cruise on a 30 foot Fisher sailboat! Your hosts and owner of the boat are Richard and Annie Caulfield, the provost at the University of Alaska-Southeast and a school counselor, respectively (and the parents of PILA co-president Michael Caulfield). Combined, they have over 60 years of living in Alaska and carry in-depth knowledge of the local wildlife, culture, and history. Both have extensive boating and backcountry experience, along with some great local halibut and salmon recipes. The three-day/two-night trip will include berths for two, cooked meals, fishing and hiking opportunities, and of course breathtaking scenery. The trip will begin from Juneau, Alaska, a city of 30,000 people nestled deep inside Alaska's Inside Passage. As a private trip, you can help create your own itinerary, which could include trips to small Alaskan Native communities. Expect to see plenty of whales, mountains, and other wildlife!
Restrictions: Does not include airfare or lodging in Juneau, besides the two nights on the boat (although you will be welcome at the Caulfield's house for a post journey dinner). Must be used between June and August of 2015 or 2016, with certain dates excluded. It could be a perfect addition to a larger Alaskan vacation!
Thanks to: Richard & Annie Caulfield
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Pedal Bike Tours for Two
This gift certificate covers the cost of a historic downtown Portland, Oregon tour for two. If you prefer a different tour, this $98 value can be applied to any tour. Restrictions: Expires April 20, 2015
Thanks to: Pedal Bike Tours
A Day at Emerald Downs Racetrack
With a stunning view of Mount Rainier as a backdrop, Emerald Downs provides exciting Thoroughbred racing for the entire family. Gift certificate includes Admission, Official Programs and Reserved Seating for four.
Thanks to: Emerald Downs
Four Box Seats to a Mariners Game in 2015
Cheer on the Mariners with three friends in luxurious box seats at Safeco Field! Restrictions: Certain game restrictions apply.
Thanks to: Hugh Spitzer
Seahawks Neon Sign from Bellingham Neon
Show off your 12th Man pride with this a neon sign with the Seattle Seahawks emblem and "Go Hawks" written below.
Thanks to: Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks Autographed Gameday Guide
Bring home this autographed brochure by speedster Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin!
Damian Lillard Autographed Pennant
Portland Trail Blazers pennant signed by All-Star and 2013 Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard.
Thanks to: Portland Trail Blazers
Four UW Men’s Basketball Tickets
Bring your friends and family to watch the Huskies Men's Basketball Team square off against Utah on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Tickets are for Section 11, Row 1, Seats 1-4.
Thanks to: Former UW President Michael Young
Marcus Trufant Signed Mini Helmet
Go Hawks! Go Dawgs! Celebrate the godfather of the Legion of Boom with this signed Marcus Trufant mini-helmet.
Thanks to: Sophia Amberson
Two Main Level Seats at a Mariners Game
Take yourself out to the ballgame with this gift certificate for two tickets at a Mariners game! Good for most home games throughout the regular season. Restrictions: Not eligible for Opening Day, all Prime Games (Boston, NY Yankees, Interleague), and Fan Appreciation Night.
Thanks to: Seattle Mariners
Tiffany & Co. Atlas Watch
Atlas is style distilled to its very essence. With graphic Roman numerals, the designs are bold enough to stand on their own, graceful and uncomplicated enough to stack and layer and play with. Tiffany & Co. Atlas Dome watch in stainless steel with blue dial, quartz movement. Water resistant up to 50 meters. Swiss made.
Thanks to: Tiffany & Co.
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Seattle Staycation: Sorrento Hotel and Tulio
Enjoy a one night stay in a deluxe room and dinner for two at Tulio Restaurant. The Sorrento has earned numerous awards including being named one of Conde Nast Traveler's top-25 hotels and is consistently voted the most romantic hotel in Seattle. Since its inception, Tulio has been a regular on restaurant awards lists, thanks in no small part to Chef Walter Pisano, whose cooking is inspired as much by his travels through the Old World as his Italian roots. Tulio’s dishes are simple yet sophisticated, combining rustic Italian preparations with local ingredients to create bold flavors and an unforgettable dining experience. Restrictions: Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid July through September 7th and Holidays. Valid Sunday through Thursday. Expires 2/15/16.
Thanks to: Sorrento Hotel and Tulio Restaurant
$500 Gift Certificate to El Gaucho
Treat some of friends or family to a delicious Belltown dinner at Seattle finest steak spot—El Gaucho. Restrictions: Certificate expires February 20, 2016.
Thanks to: El Gaucho