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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6:00-7:30 Greenberg Lounge Connie Rice, of the Advancement Project, will deliver a keynote speech. Connie Rice is renowned for her unconventional approaches to tackling problems of inequity and... more

The Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellowship Program will provide three graduating JD students with the opportunity to spend one year working with an innovative human rights organization. Fellows will be... more

The Bernstein Fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent graduate to spend one year doing human rights advocacy work at Human Rights in China in its New York or Hong Kong office. Learn more... more

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Tishman Auditorium Attend this session with the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) for an introduction to public interest careers and to learn... more

  Wednesday, November 11, 2015   12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall   This panel will provide students with information on NYU Law’s academic and professional... more