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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On Monday, February 27, from 1:00 to 2:00pm, the Public Interest Law Center will hold a session for 1Ls who are still seeking or just beginning to search for a summer job.  We will discuss how to... more

Calling all current 1Ls and 2Ls who may be interested in prosecution work. Whether you know for sure you want to work in a prosecutor’s office or are merely considering a career or internship in... more

PILC & CHRGJ Present Lunch with Andreas Schüller from the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights   Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm Room: Furman Hall 326... more

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor, Kimmel Center for University Live, 60 Washington Square South   Popular... more

Presented by the Forum on Law, Culture & Society (, co-produced with the New York City Bar Association. Thursday, March 16th, 2016 / 6:30pm – 8:00pm. New York City Bar Association... more