For more than 60 years, the Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program has been nurturing a community and encriching a school that sends passionate public interest lawyers into the world.
Inspired by her own parents' service to the city of New York, Karen Freedman '80 founded Lawyers For Children, a formidable organization that has respresented some 50,000 children in court over the course of three decades.
With the new Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic and government-focused events, Washington Square extends to Washington, DC. Read more
With the future of the Motor City on the table, seven students and their professor reimagine the structure of its municipal government.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx ’96 delivers an insightful and inspiring Frank J. Guarini Government Lecture on public service. Read more
A Culture of Public Service
NYU offers the most comprehensive public service infrastructure of any law school in the nation.
Public Interest Summer Funding Grants guarantee funding for 1Ls and 2Ls who work in public interest and government positions.
The Loan Repayment Assistance Program encourages qualified students to pursue careers in public service by paying their debt burden in part or in full.
Our new Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic lets students spend a semester in Washington, DC, dividing their time between fieldwork in a government agency and classroom study.
Public Interest News in Brief
From the airport to the courtroom, Omar Jadwat ’01 has helped lead the battle against a controversial immigration banAs protestors rallied at airports and other locations around the country in opposition to President Trump’s executive order on immigration, Omar Jadwat ’01 leaped into action as well, helping craft a...
Oscar Londoño ’17 and Oluwadamilola (Dami) Obaro ’17 have been selected as 2017 Skadden Fellows. The prestigious two-year fellowship, established by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 1988,...
Unable to pay a $1,000 bail, New York City resident Miguel Padilla spent a week on Rikers Island in 2015. He didn’t want to be away from his family while awaiting trial, so he pleaded guilty to get...
Three members of the NYU Law community have been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), adding to a lengthy list of NYU Law–affiliated experts who belong to the prestigious organization. ...