Justice Is Served!

Bid on tickets to see Jimmy Fallon and The Colbert Report, the Yankees, Mets, Giants, Knicks, and more in action, signed memorabilia, and more to benefit the Pace Women’s Justice Center. Plus, Why Diversity Matters week of events. This week, we’re laying down the law school events.

Each year, the Pace Women’s Justice Center provides comprehensive innovative and quality legal services to more than 2,800 victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse. And to continue pursing justice for victims of abuse, the PWJC is hosting the 2013 Making a Difference Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, October 16 at the Tappan Hill Mansion, located on the former estate of Mark Twain. While individual tickets run $275, the online auction bids are starting at $30.

Picture yourself in the audience at a taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Colbert Report, or Live with Kelly & Michael. Cheer on one of New York’s home teams at Giants, Mets, Knicks, and Yankees games. Meet, greet, and take photos with some of the New York Yankees. Want something you can hold onto? A football autographed by the legendary Joe Namath? An autographed Mariano Rivera or Eli Manning jersey? A basketball signed by Magic Johnson? A hockey stick with King Henrik’s John Hancock on it?  Eat out with a ton of restaurant gift certificates including pizza for a year at CPK. Plus, cooking classes, beauty master classes, massages, museum passes, and much more. The PWJC 2013 online auction will run until October 18, with an additional silent auction showcasing select items to be featured at the dinner. Proceeds go to Pace Women’s Justice Center. View the auction items.

Pace Law School’s Office of Diversity Initiatives is proud to present Lawyer for Communities: Why Diversity Matters week of events:

Diversity Tipping Points—Discussion and Reception
Monday, October 7
6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (Tudor Room)
Join students and faculty for a panel discussion about diversity and inclusion tipping points in our communities, locally, nationally, and internationally. A reception, including a spoken word performance, will follow the discussion.

Film—Freedom Riders
Tuesday, October 8
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (O-02)
Could you get on the bus? See the powerful film about the hundreds of brave young men and women who used non-violent resistance in 1961 to bring racial segregation national attention.

NYSBA—Courtroom Conduct and Networking Reception
Wednesday, October 9
6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (Tudor Room)
A panel of practicing attorneys and judges will discuss appropriate courtroom conduct followed by a networking reception. Co-sponsored by the NYSBA.

Know Your Rights
Thursday, October 10
6:00–8:00 p.m. (O-01)
Knowledge is power—A representative from the National Lawyers Guild will present an overview of basic “street law” rights.

Potluck: Pizza and Dessert
Friday, October 11
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Enjoy pizza and bring a dessert to share that represents your culture or family tradition.