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 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
Father and daughter Arthur Mahon ’58 and Nancy Mahon ’89 compare notes on their experiences as Root Tilden ScholarsArthur Mahon ’58 and Nancy Mahon ’89 are a rare father-daughter pair. Not only are they both NYU Law graduates, but both are alumni of what is now the Law School’s Root-Tilden-Kern (RTK) program....
A Brennan Center discussion of a new book, Decarcerating America, considers ways to keep people out of jailClose to 11 million people cycle through the jail system each year, says Robin Steinberg ’82, founder of The Bail Project, an organization that pays bail for low-income Americans at risk of pretrial...
Dean Trevor Morrison in the faculty half-time game The faculty half-time game...
The first thing that Justine Olderman ’98 noticed about the Bronx Defenders, she says, was its open interior architecture. When Olderman interviewed there in 2000, after finishing a federal clerkship...
Public Interest Centers
- Public Interest Law Center
- Brennan Center for Justice
- Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
- Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law
- Center on the Administration of Criminal Law
- Center for Human Rights & Global Justice
- Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
- Center for Labor and Employment Law
- Institute for Policy Integrity
- Migration Policy Institute
- Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement
Furman Public Policy Scholarship
The Furman Public Policy Scholarship, an innovative, challenging and experience-based program, is designed to train and support selected top students who are interested in pursuing careers in the public policy sector.
Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program
The Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program awards fellowships to a small group of third-year students committed to civil liberties and offers them special internships in civil liberties and other human rights organizations. The program has launched the careers of hundreds of important public interest lawyers.