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
Housing experts grapple with Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to mandate affordable housing at the Milbank Tweed ForumLast May, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his intention to create a mandatory inclusionary zoning program that would require developers to include affordable housing units in market-rate residential...
The President signed an Executive Order to create the Task Force on 21st Century Policing and announce its members. The Task Force is part of the administration’s efforts to strengthen community...
NY Civil Liberties Clinic helps win major settlement to reform New York State’s public defense systemLaw school clinics and their local communities in need have always had a mutually beneficial relationship. Clinic students gain opportunities to hone their legal skills on real world cases, and in...
Camilo Romero ’12 speaks matter-of-factly about his final day in the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, when his scheduled meeting with a local attorney in Erbil, the regional capital, was canceled...