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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Date:                     Wednesday, March 2, 2016  |  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Room:                   Lester Pollack Colloquium Room (panel); John Sexton Lounge (reception)   Join the Public Interest... more

The Public Interest Law Center is delighted to present Voting Rights in a Presidential Election Year, a panel discussion moderated by New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg and featuring... more

Date: Monday, February 22, 2016 Time: 12.45pm – 1:45pm Room: FH 330 To be admitted to the New York State Bar, all students must complete at least 50 hours of eligible pro bono work. Attend this... more

The Guarini Center Summer Internships in Public Interest Environmental and Land Use Law, available to up to five first and second year NYU Law students, is designed to provide students with public... more

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:00-6:30 PM: Alumni Panel 6:30-8:00 PM: Cocktail Reception Sexton Lounge, Furman Hall    This panel will provide 1L and 2L students considering participation in NYU... more