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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For career planning questions that can be answered in 10 minutes or less, the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) offers drop-in counseling during the following days and times this week:  ... more

Monday, September 14, 2015  |  12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Snow Dining Room, Vanderbilt Hall Join PILC and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) for lunch with Mitra Ebadolahi (JD 2008... more

The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) enthusiastically invites incoming students—1Ls, LLMs, and transfers—to attend a public interest student retreat at Furman Hall on Sunday, September 20! The... more

Welcome to the class of 2018! In October, the Public Interest Law Center will hold an information session for 1Ls about launching a public interest career and finding public interest summer... more

The following government programs have 3L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at ... more