2023 Public Interest Auction 3/28-3/30

The Public Interest Auction is an annual event that brings together the entire law school community to raise funds for public interest fellowships and other public interest initiatives. This popular event draws hundreds of students, faculty, alumni, and friends. With the generous support of businesses and donors, participants get to bid on a wide array of experiences and luxurious items while also trying their luck with some irresistible raffles!

Donate Money to Support the 2023 Public Interest Auction

2023 Auction

Join us from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 for our two-day, online Public Interest Auction. In the virtual auction house, "Dive into Public Interest" and support the Law School's summer public interest fellowships and other public interest programs and initiatives by bidding high and often on great items and experiences. The fun and fundraising continue on March 30, 2023 at our in-person auction with a live auctioneer adding to the festivities. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m.!

Meet the Public Interest Auction Student Fundraising Directors!

How to participate in the auction:

1. Donate and item or experience
We welcome a range of donated items and experiences. Click on the tab below for donation ideas and where to send them.  

2. Make a monetary gift
    Monetary donations of any amount are always welcome! Please visit our donation page to learn more.

3. Become a sponsor
    If you are interested in serving as a sponsor, please see the opportunities below. All sponsors will be recognized on our auction website.
    Please contact Brian Woods at [email protected] to become a recognized sponsor.

      $6,000           Full Public Interest Summer Fellowship in Your Name

      $2,000           Partial Summer Public Interest Fellowship

      $1,000           Full Spring Break Service Trip

      $500+            Partial Spring Break Service Trip

Tax Deductions: Donations are tax deductible. A donation receipt can be provided. 

4. Register


Thank you for supporting the Public Interest Auction!

More info

No donation is too small! Our committee builds collections of small items to put into themed baskets. Below are some popular auction items.

  • Gift cards (i.e. Seamless, GrubHub, restaurants) 
  • Electronics
    • Noise cancelling headphones 
    • Bluetooth Speaker / Smart Home Device (i.e. Google Home, Alexa) 
  • Designer Bag (that can work for professional purposes - i.e. fit a laptop) 
  • Sports Memorabilia 
  • Books
  • Wine
  • Local Florist “Fresh Flower” Delivery 
  • Kindle 
  • Amazon Prime Gift Membership for a year (Raffle) 
  • Streaming service subscriptions 
    • Netflix for a year
    • Hulu 
  • Other Subscription Boxes (i.e. Hellofresh, Fab Fit Fun, etc.)
  • Jewelry 
  • Professional Photographer Photoshoot (Professional Headshot or Personal Pic) 
  • Tickets to sporting events
  • Art / Home Decor (i.e. candles) 

Please contact Auction Co-Chair Natalie Mishkin '24 at [email protected] to brainstorm donation ideas or if you have a question about donating to the 2023 Public Interest Auction. When you're ready to donate, please complete this donation form and send the completed form and your donated item/s to:

Ashleigh Georgia Kashiamwo
Belson Hall 3-41
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

If you have questions about this year’s auction, please contact Auction Co-Chair Natalie Mishkin '24 at [email protected].

And many thanks to Auction Co-Chairs Mitchell Ford '23 and Helen Tuckman '23 for all your hard work.