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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REMINDER: PILC counselor Gail Zweig is available to speak with any students interested in Government work.  You may contact PILC by calling 212-998-6686 or emailing to... more

On Thursday December 8 at 4:00 p.m. the Office of Global Awards will be hosting an information session for students interested in the Pickering Fellowship. Students interested in a career in the... more

The Helaine Barnett Summer Fellowship Program sends a first- or second-year law student from NYU Law to work at the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) office in Washington, DC. The fellow also spends... more

Friday, January 27, 2017   12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Classroom 216, Furman Hall   Please join us for a workshop to help prepare you for successful interviewing and networking at the upcoming... more

The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law will hold its 40th annual Public Interest Legal Career Fair on February 2 & 3, 2017.  It is the largest fair of its kind... more