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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The Public Interest Law Center has a series of BARBRI discount vouchers available to current 3L and LLM students who will be using BARBRI services to prepare for the Bar Exam.  Winners of these... more

Paths to Becoming a Prosecutor: A Panel Discussion Monday, April 13, 2015  |  12:30 PM – 1:50 PM Classroom 214, Furman Hall Learn about strategies for beginning a career as a prosecutor. We... 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

We would like to congratulate the 14 recipients of this year’s International Finance and Development (IFD) Fellowship. To learn more about their backgrounds and where they’ll be spending... more

The University of Pennsylvania Law Review is pleased to announce its first annual Public Interest Essay Competition. The Competition is a national writing competition for student-authored articles on... more