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
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman ’68, others, discuss effective representation at the weekly Milbank Tweed ForumThe Chief Judge of the State of New York, Jonathan Lippman ’68, has fought to expand representation and make the promise of Gideon v. Wainright meaningful for New Yorkers facing eviction, deportation...
At this year’s Black History Month Gala, the NYU School of Law Black Allied Law Students Association (BALSA) honored two Law School alumni for their contributions to the legal field: Debo Adegbile ’...
When Norman Goodman ’50 took the position of New York County Clerk in 1969, he had “not the faintest idea” that running this office would become his life’s work. Goodman stepped down from his job of...
Roy Austin Jr., director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity, leads discussion on constitutional policingLast Monday, Roy Austin Jr., deputy assistant to President Obama and director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity, spoke about a particularly topical issue—“What...