Professors Paula Franzese and John Kip Cornwell
Leading the Live Auction for the Public Interest Network
On Tuesday, February 22 through Thursday, February 24 the Public Interest Network (PIN) will host its annual silent auction in Seton Hall Law’s Atrium, with a live auction on Thursday. Proceeds help fund Seton Hall Law Law students who pursue unpaid public interest work through grants awarded by the Public Interest Law Foundation, and assist recent graduates who have committed to full-time legal public interest positions through Seton Hall Law’s Public Interest Loan Repayment and Assistance Program.
For three days straight, tables are lined around the law school’s atrium displaying various valuable and one-of-a-kind items offered in silent auction. Offerings include outings and dinners with professors, exotic beer and wine, themed baskets, jewelry and tickets to sporting events and Broadway shows.
PIN will also sponsor daily bake sales and hold multiple drawings for five $100 gift certificates to the Seton Hall Law Bookstore and $500 worth of of gift certificates to Café Deni and the Cafeteria. The week will culminate with a live auction hosted by Professors Paula Franzese and Kip Cornwell (pictured), preceded by the all-famous, ever-popular Professor Pie-in-the-Face event.
Last year PIN raised more than $20,000 and was able to fund 31 students in summer positions at organizations providing services for traditionally underrepresented communities. With nearly 100 students working the auction and with support from the Seton Hall Law community, PIN hopes to be even more successful this year.