We Invite You to Attend the Presentation of the


to The Honorable Marsha H. Neifield, President Judge of the Philadelphia Municipal Court and to honor Professor Sally F. Goldfarb on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act and the Domestic Violence Program on its 20th anniversary


Multi-Purpose Room Rutgers–Camden Campus Center, 6 to 9 p.m.

Sponsored by the Women’s Law Caucus, the Association for Public Interest Law, the Rutgers Law–Camden Alumni Association, and the Camden County Bar Association



Please reserve your awards celebration tickets by September 25 to guarantee your seats. Space is limited. Online registration closes at noon on September 29.  Register online.  A mail-in registration form is also available to download and print.

General Admission including Alumni Classes of 2012 or prior years: $35 each
Alumni Classes of 2013, 2014, or 2015: $25 each
Faculty or Faculty Guest —$25
Student or Student Guest—$20
Staff or Staff Guest—$10

Program Ads and Donations

Ad submissions for the program book are due by September 16. Visit our ad page. Special ad rates for students, student groups and student honoree families.
Full page (5” W x 8” H): $500
Half page (5” W x 3.875“ H): $250
Quarter page (2.375” W x 3.875” H): $125
Name listing in faculty/staff ad: $20 or free with individual or group ad
Ad purchases and donations above $35 per ticket (food costs) are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law and support public interest lawyering at Rutgers Law School. 
Donate online or mail a check payable to Rutgers University, with a notation “Philbrook Fund: to Carol Shaner, 217 N. Fifth Street, Camden, NJ 08102

For questions about the event and how to contribute, please contact Professor Freedman, Dean Jill Friedman, or Carol Shaner.  Dean Friedman can also arrange financial assistance with student tickets.

The Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award is given annually, at a gala event held each fall in recognition of Mary Philbrook, the first woman admitted to the New Jersey Bar. Ms. Philbrook was a prominent leader in the campaign for women's suffrage and the Equal Rights Amendment, and was instrumental in the formation of New Jersey's first statewide legal aid society. She also worked in the settlement houses of slums, educated immigrants, organized workers, and attempted to reform prison and the juvenile justice system. As a tribute to her lifelong struggle for justice, the Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award is presented each year to a leading contemporary advocate of social justice and equality. Nominations, in the form of a letter detailing the nominee's accomplishments, are requested each spring.

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