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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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

For all LLMs intending to sit for the New York State Bar Exam, please take a moment to complete this survey to help PILC’s programming for the 50-hour pro bono requirement: more

First- and second-year law students are invited to apply for the Helaine Barnett Summer Fellowship Program.  This program sends a first- or second-year law student at NYU School of Law to work at the... more

NYU School of Law is currently accepting applications for a Traineeship with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.  The traineeship program is open to current 3Ls and LLMs, as well... more

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