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Public Justice Foundation Auction

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Public Justice Foundation Auction

Mark your calendars!
30th Annual Public Justice Foundation Auction

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Silent Auction | Student Lounge | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Live Auction | Room 308 | 12 noon–2 p.m.

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Checks and cash will be accepted at the door. Credit card purchases will be accepted up to 3:30 p.m. by calling 516-463-6340.

Our 30th annual Public Justice Foundation (PJF) Auction will be held on Wednesday, March 6th at the law school.

The silent auction will be in the student lounge from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and the live auction will be in Room 308 at 12 noon. Our very own Professor Albert will serve as the auctioneer.

Past live auction items have included tickets to a Yankees game, a taping of Saturday Night Live, VIP tickets to Live with Kelly and Ryan, and various tickets to concerts and Broadway shows.

The Foundation very much welcomes monetary donations. Please help us ensure that Hofstra Law students can continue to contribute to the pursuit of public justice by making a monetary donation. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Your Gift in Action

Elida Alfaro ’18, Mental Hygiene Legal Service (MHLS), Second Judicial Department
MHLS is a New York State agency responsible for representing, advocating and litigating on behalf of individuals receiving services for a mental disability. Thanks to the generous contributions of PJF I spent my summer shadowing experienced attorneys, attending court proceedings, meeting with clients, and completing court evaluator reports. My overall experience solidified my passion for courtroom advocacy and contributed positively to my legal education.

Allison Stapleton ’18, Nassau County District Attorney's Office, County Court Trial Bureau
With the generous funding that I received from PJF, I was able to spend my summer working full time at the Nassau County District Attorney's Office. During my internship in the County Court Trial Bureau, I was able to witness various court proceedings and help with the preparation of hearings and trials in the Nassau County Court. Specifically, I conducted research and drafted memoranda pertaining to legal issues involving different felony cases. This opportunity was incredibly helpful in affirming my passion for this type of work, and this experience helped me to obtain a position as an Assistant District Attorney after graduation.

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The Public Justice Foundation is Hofstra Law’s public interest law student organization. The objectives of foundation are twofold: first, to raise awareness about public sector law practice by facilitating student employment in the area and, second, to expose the Law School community to important legal issues through debate and discussion.

The Public Justice Foundation holds various fundraisers, including an annual goods and services auction. The auction is our principal fundraiser, with 100 percent of the money raised going to support summer fellowships for Hofstra Law students. These fellowships enable recipients to take non-paying jobs in the public sector that they otherwise would be unable to accept due to financial constraints. In furtherance of our second objective, the Public Justice Foundation has sponsored debates on prisoners’ rights, the policy and constitutionality of “hate crimes” legislation, the Clarence Thomas nomination and “Clintonomics.”

Fellowship recipients have worked at some of the following places: Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, South Brooklyn Legal Services, New York Legal Assistance Group, Legal Assistance Corp. of Massachusetts (Family and Child Department), Domestic Violence Coalition, Public Defenders Office and many, many more.