Seton Hall University: First Annual “Men of SHU Law Calendar”
only a year ago by Amy Cattafi and two other students (now alumni of
the university), the Seton Hall Law SALDF is a relatively new chapter.
The group was the first of its kind for the school, but has been quite
successful in recruiting members and organizing events.
On February 14, 2008, the Seton Hall Law SALDF
introduced their first annual Men of SHU Law Calendar. The calendar
consisted of 12 second and third year male students at the school
posing (fully clothed of course!) with their companion animals. Not
all of the students featured had companion animals, though – that’s
where many of the SALDF members stepped up and graciously provided
their companion animals for the photo shoots! Even the dean of the law
school, Dean Hobbs, agreed to be on the cover with his dog.
The SALDF put together a release party for the
calendar, hoping to garner more sales. Almost all of the featured
students came, and were present to sign autographs on their month. The
event was a great success, raising almost $1,100 in the first day of
sales alone. The SALDF will be donating most of the proceeds from the
calendar sales to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, a “non-profit
animal welfare organization dedicated to alleviating the suffering and
neglect of companion animals, and providing services that support the
The SALDF did everything it could to keep
production costs for the calendar as low as possible so as to make this
a truly charitable endeavor. The organization was lucky enough to find
a fantastic photographer, Michele Austin, among the third year
population at the school. Michele was amazingly altruistic in donating
her time and talent to photograph all of the men. The organization
also worked closely with a local printer who, because of their
pre-existing relationship with the law school, was able to give the
SALDF a terrific price on having the calendars printed. The project
could not have come to fruition, however, without the generosity of the
ALDF, which contributed a grant to help fund the calendar.
This was a really fun event for everyone that was
involved, and it helped to bring the SALDF into the spotlight, and
hopefully increase awareness for how important our cause is.
This spotlight was submitted by Amy Cattafi, president of the Seton Hall Law SALDF.