Dinner and a Movie: Just Mercy

A conversation with Pace Law Professor Randolph M. McLaughlin and Hofstra Law Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky on the powerful drama, "Just Mercy." The film, based on the memoir of the same name, follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice in Alabama to defend those on death row who were wrongly convicted or who were not afforded proper representation.

At 6 p.m., grab a bite to eat and stream the movie "Just Mercy." Then join us for the discussion!


Learn more about the film and how to stream for free online.

A Conversation With

Randolph M. McLaughlin
Professor of Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Professor McLaughlin is a faculty member at Pace University School of Law, where he teaches a range of civil rights and litigation courses. He is also Of Counsel to Newman Ferrara and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Civil Rights Practice Group. Among his many civil rights victories is a voting-rights case against the Town of Hempstead, N.Y., entitled Goosby v. Town Board of the Town of Hempstead, 981 F. Supp. 751 (E.D.N.Y. 1997), aff’d, 180 F.3d 476 (2d. Cir. 1999), cert. denied, 528 U.S. 1138 (2000). A federal judge ruled that the town-wide method of electing the Town Council was discriminatory, and ordered that the system be dismantled.

Ellen Yaroshefsky
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics, and Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Professor Yaroshefsky teaches a range of ethics courses, organizes symposia and writes and lectures in the field of legal ethics. She serves on the New York State Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct, on ethics committees of state and local bar associations and currently co-chairs the Ethics Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Time: 8:15-9:15 p.m.

Location: Held Via Zoom


RSVP Online 

Registration is required. Registrants will be emailed a link to the Zoom session the morning of the event.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020



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