Public Interest Law Center

Public Interest Employer Information


Welcome to the Public Interest Law Center's information center for public interest employers. PILC is the focal point for public interest at the Law School, where public service is considered to be integral to every student’s education. NYU School of Law provides a full array of supports to our students.

NYU guarantees summer funding to all first- and second-year students who spend their summers working in public service.

For example, we guarantee summer funding to all first- and second-year students who want to spend their summers working in public service. NYU School of Law's PILC Summer Funding, which is available for both domestic and international placements, is the most ambitious of any law school in the nation.

Additionally, our generous Loan Repayment Assistance Program is an established part of our institutional commitment. Under this program, begun in 1984, students who choose to pursue legal careers in the public interest may have up to their full debt burden paid by the Law School.

NYU also has a longstanding tradition of supporting the recruitment efforts of public interest organizations. In an effort to united governmental and non-profit organizations with talented students for summer internships and permanent jobs, we have hosted the Public Interest Career Fair since 1978.  The Fair is now the nation’s largest public interest career fair. Employers attending the Career Fair can participate by interviewing, staffing an informational table, or doing both. There is no fee for employers to participate. For more information on the Fair, please click on the link at the left.

If you wish to post a job notice with PILC, please click on the link at the left for directions. We also urge you to post your job on Public Service Law Network Worldwide (PSLawNet), the “one stop” for public service law jobs, founded by NYU School of Law in 1988. There is no fee for public interest organizations to post on PSLawNet. A link to PSLawNet is also at left.