If you are planning to pursue a career in public service, you should use your time at NYU Law strategically – and PILC will be glad to help you do so. Graduate students are welcome to make individual appointments with PILC’s counselors soon after the start of classes, for advice on classes, internships, pro bono opportunities, post-graduate careers and fellowships; for mock interviews; and more. LL.M.s typically meet with Associate Director Sara Rakita, who specializes in international human rights and public international law. NYU@NUS students work closely with PILC counselors as well. We also strive to connect LL.M. students with our vibrant network of alumni doing public interest work in the U.S. and around the world.
PILC publishes a handbook entitled The LL.M. Public Interest Job Search with extensive practical information, guidance and job-search tips.
We also organize a wide range of panels and events where Law School alumni speak about their career paths and provide advice for students, as well as workshops on job search skills designed for LL.M. students. Many of our programs are recorded and available on our website.
NYU Law offers numerous post-graduate opportunities for LL.M. students interested in pursuing public service careers. For a list of post-graduate fellowships, click here.
NYU Law is also developing opportunities for LL.M. students who plan to sit for the New York State Bar Exam after graduation to fulfill the new pro bono requirement for bar admission. Additional details posted here.