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.
The Frank J. Guarini Leaders in Government Service Institute provides training for students who aspire to leadership roles in government or organizations that shape public policy.
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
When classes end each May, NYU School of Law faculty disperse from campus to give lectures, attend workshops, pursue research, and connect with colleagues around the world. We’ve assembled their...
The Immigrant Rights Clinic, now in its 16th year, has earned a reputation as a training ground for top lawyers who advocate for the local and national immigrant rights communities. The clinic’s...
NYU School of Law has named Lisa Hoyes ’99 the new assistant dean for public service. Hoyes will join the Law School on August 17 from Federal Defenders of New York, where she has served since 2009...
Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed Paul Francis ’80 deputy secretary for health and human services for New York State. Francis, who previously served as director of agency redesign and efficiency in...