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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Public Interest Law Center/Guarini Summer Series Presents Mary McLeod June 15, 2016, 8-9 A.M.   Mary McLeod (‘77) has been a federal government agency lawyer since graduating from NYU Law where... more

Her Justice seeks either a third-year law student enrolled in a law school in New York State, or a newly graduated law student who has been awarded a degree from a New York State law school in 2016,... more

Presented by the Forum on Law, Culture & Society ( Wednesday, July 6th at 7:30pm 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave.   The Supreme Court of the United States is the branch of... more

Students spending their summer working for a not-for-profit organization, government agency, or a judge may want to count their internship toward the New York State Bar 50-hour pro bono requirement.... more

Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization (JTB-APO) is a not-for-profit organization of judges, lawyers, and other citizens dedicated to increasing diversity in the legal profession and the... more