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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The George A. Katz Fellowship provides a recent graduate of New York University School of Law the opportunity to spend two years as a staff attorney at the Brennan Center for Justice. The Fellowship... more

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2015-16 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at ... more

PILCapalooza: An Introduction to Public Interest Lawyering (September 6) (All Class Levels)   PILC presents PILCapalooza: An Introduction to Public Interest Lawyering – an event for 1Ls, 2Ls,... more

Major League baseball players are honoring the life of former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner through the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies. Awarded by the Major League Baseball... more

PILC will select up to two 2L or 3L students to be put forward on behalf of NYU School of Law for the 2016 PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award. The Award, conferred by a NALP selection committee, recognizes... more