Public Interest Law Center

Founded in 1992, the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) is a national model for the promotion of public service. As a “private university in the public service,” NYU Law’s goal is for all graduates to incorporate public service into their careers. PILC not only coordinates and promotes the Law School’s public interest and government service activities but also counsels students individually on their careers.

PILC offers a wide variety of funding opportunities and career planning programs to students and alumni, resulting in the most comprehensive public service infrastructure of any law school in the nation. The culture of public service is pervasive: about half of the first-year class spends the summer working in public interest internships and hundreds of students perform public service in student-run pro bono organizations.

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Forum on Law, Culture & Society presents Trials & Error: Hollingsworth v. Perry, Same-Sex Marriage on Trial  May 20, 2015, 7:30pm at 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Ave.) With the Supreme Court... more

Making Choices for 2L Year: The Real Truth Monday, March 23, 2015  |  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall Join us for this information session designed by Assistant Dean for... more

For career planning questions that can be answered in 10 minutes or less, the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) offers drop-in counseling during the following days and times this week: Monday, from... more

Wednesday, March 25, 2015  |  4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Smart Classroom 210, Vanderbilt Hall If you hope to work at a civil non-profit organization after graduation or after a clerkship, you should... more

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www... more