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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Kirkland & Ellis New York City Public Service Fellowship Applications Due Tuesday, January 19 Since the 1995-96 academic year, the Kirkland & Ellis New York City Public Service Fellowship has... more

The New York State Excelsior Service Fellowship Program is a funded two‐year fellowship offering talented individuals hands on training and experience in New York State government. Excelsior Fellows... 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 3L and LLM students at... more

BALSA and PILC are cosponsoring a panel discussion featuring attorneys from the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program — including Ian Vanderwalker — speaking about their career paths,... more

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Vanderbilt Hall Room 216, 40 Washington Square South NYU APALSA is delighted to bring together a panel of alumni who work outside of the law firm,... more