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
Lindstrom works to hold the UN accountable for the spread of the disease after the country’s 2010 earthquake. When Beatrice Lindstrom ’10 decided to become a human rights lawyer, she says, “...
Kenneth Thompson ’92, Brooklyn’s first African American district attorney, passed away on October 9 at age 50 after a battle with cancer. In a statement to the NYU Law community, Dean Trevor Morrison...
Professor of Clinical Law Anthony Thompson will speak on the panel "Reporting for Reform: When Words Change Lives" on October 8 as part of this year's New Yorker Festival.
Former Oklahoma attorney general Michael Turpen delivered the 20th annual Attorney General Robert Abrams Public Service Lecture.