The Public Interest Law Center is the focal point for public interest and government service career planning for students at NYU School of Law, where public service is considered integral to every student’s education. Employers can engage with NYU students and alumni in the following ways:

Public Interest Legal Career Fair

NYU School of Law’s Public Interest Legal Career Fair is the largest event of its kind in the country.  In 2016, the Fair hosted over 230 public interest employers and over 1,600 students from 21 area law schools. Whether you are seeking to find permanent positions or a summer internship, the Public Interest Legal Career Fair is an efficient to connect with public interest law employers.

If you are interested in interviewing students on campus but are unable to participate in the PILC Fair, we may be able to accommodate you. Please contact us for more information.

Post a Career Opportunity with PILC

Public interest and government employers seeking to recruit New York University School of Law students and graduates should forward the job posting to pilc.info@nyu.edu. Please be sure that your job description includes the following information: 

  • Organization mission statement
  • Full job description
  • Qualifications sought
  • Application process
  • Contact information

Post a Career Opportunity on PSJD

Public interest employers are also encouraged to post their vacancies on PSJD. Founded at NYU Law, PSJD is a network of nearly 160 member law schools from across the country and more than 12,000 law-related public interest organizations based around the world. Through an online database, PSJD provides a comprehensive clearinghouse of public interest opportunities for lawyers and law students. Members can perform customized searches of several thousand public interest opportunities around the world, ranging from short-term volunteer and paid internships to post-graduate jobs, fellowships, and pro bono opportunities. 

If you have any questions about posting an opportunity on PSJD, please feel free to contact us.

Non-Discrimination Policy

New York University is committed to maintaining an environment that encourages and fosters appropriate conduct among all persons and respect for individual values.  Discrimination or harassment based on race, gender and/or gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or on any other legally prohibited basis is unlawful and undermines the character and purpose of the University.  Such discrimination or harassment violates University policy and will not be tolerated.