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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Come learn the nuts and bolts of applying for post-graduate public interest project fellowships (such as Equal Justice Works, Skadden, and Kirkland & Ellis). All are welcome, though rising 3Ls... more

The Public Interest Law Center is delighted to invite you to “Resistance Lawyering”, a panel discussion featuring lawyers from a variety of practice areas, designed to provide students with... more

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm Room: Furman Hall 212   The Public Interest Law Center invites you to learn more about public interest law firms. Alumni who practice at public... more

Thursday 3/30, 12pm-1pm (GSAS Grad Student Lounge in Silver, Rm 120) Wednesday 4/19, 5:30pm-6:30pm (Wasserman Center)   Gain a detailed overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, including... more

Wednesday 3/22, 4:30pm-5:30pm Tuesday 4/11, 2pm-3pm Wasserman Center, Main Office, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor   Learn about various types of fellowships, award and grant opportunities,... more