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
In a speech at NYU Law earlier this fall, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates announced a major new policy on individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing. In the wake of this...
Journalist Andrew Tobias delivers keynote at marriage equality symposium honoring legacy of Thomas Stoddard ’77On November 13, Andrew Tobias, journalist and author of the now classic coming-out memoir The Best Little Boy in the World, delivered the keynote at “‘It Is So Ordered’: Social Change and the...
Judicial Education: Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration plays pivotal role in educating new appellate judgesIn August 1956, the New Yorker published a “Talk of the Town” item about a social gathering attended by a couple of dozen judges. The jurists had come to NYU Law from all over the country to attend...
Watch the full video of the lecture (1 h, 36 min) In the 20th annual Derrick Bell Lecture on Race in Society on November 5, Sherrilyn Ifill ’87, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal...