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.

Latest from the Docket

Monday, March 2, 2015  |  12:30 PM – 1:50 PM Classroom 216, Furman Hall PILC’s Rachel Peckerman will discuss how to find – and land – great public interest internships before... more

Wednesday, March 11, 2015  |  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Classroom 216, Furman Hall 245 Sullivan Street  map Highly encouraged to attend. Representatives from major fellowship organizations will provide... 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

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

Monday, March 9, 2015  |  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Furman Hall, Lester Pollack Colloquium, 9th Floor 245 Sullivan Street New York, NY 1001 The Frank J. Guarini Government Lecture is produced in honor... more