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
Mar has worked on a number of significant cases for the ACLU and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund From a young age, Ria Tabacco Mar ’08 knew she wanted to pursue public interest work, but “...
Conrad’s start-up, Paladin, aims to connect lawyers to pro bono cases. In her very first time in court, Felicity Conrad ’13 represented a Colombian man and his family seeking political asylum in the...
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal ’05 advocates intersectional approach to civil rights in Latinxs in the Law LectureIn the annual Latinxs in the Law Lecture, Iván Espinoza-Madrigal ’05—executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice—considered the challenges faced by...
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, “...