Art Auction Among Activities Planned for Law Week

The William Woods University legal studies program and Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity are planning several activities to commemorate Law Week.

They will kick off their Law Week celebration with an online art auction to benefit the university’s mock trial teams. The auction will be posted on WWU’s website ( April 22 through May 1.

According to Andrea Rosser, vice president of Phi Alpha Delta, the art comes from a distributor who runs the online auction, and the process is similar to eBay.

“Our partnership with allows us the opportunity to make available to our supporters special prices on fine artwork while we earn commission to support our organization,” Rosser said.

More than 1,000 pieces (primarily lithographs and reproductions) are available in the auction. Artists represented include Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Norman Rockwell, Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol and Andrew Wyeth. In addition, a piece by Terry Martin, William Woods University professor of studio art, will be on display on campus for potential bidders.

All the artwork offered is custom-framed, and ensures that the minimum bid is 20-50 percent less than traditional gallery prices. In addition, each signed piece carries a certificate of authenticity. Each purchase comes with money-back guarantee.

The theme for Law Week is “The American Jury: We the People in Action.” The schedule includes:

Monday, April 25, Callaway County Circuit Clerk Curtis Quick will show a film and speak on the jury selection process. Model Courtroom, Burton Business Building, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26, Demonstration of Voir Dire by the civil litigation students. (Voir Dire is French for “to speak the truth,” the process through which potential jurors are questioned by either the judge or a lawyer to determine their suitability for jury service.) Model Courtroom, Burton Business Building, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27, Hollywood’s Perception of the Jury Process. Presentation by Peggy Nickerson, assistant professor of paralegal studies, followed by student-led discussion. Model Courtroom, Burton Business Building, 2 p.m.

Thursday, April 28, “Twelve Angry Men,” depicting the process of jury deliberation. Model Courtroom, Burton Business Building, 2 p.m.

All activities are open to the public. For more information, call (573) 592-4293.