Public Interest Law Center

Faculty Directors

Lily Batchelder is the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and an affiliated professor at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. She served as deputy director of the White House National Economic Council and deputy assistant to the President under President Obama (2014-2015), and majority chief tax counsel for the US Senate Committee on Finance (2010-2014). Batchelder’s scholarship and teaching focus on personal income taxes, business tax reform, wealth transfer taxes, retirement savings policy, and social insurance. She is on the board of Tax Analysts and the National Tax Association. Before joining NYU in 2005, Batchelder was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, director of community affairs for a New York state senator, and a client advocate for a small social services organization in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Brooklyn. Batchelder received an AB in Political Science with honors and distinction from Stanford University, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a JD from Yale Law School

David Kamin '09 joined NYU School of Law in 2012. His scholarship focuses on tax and budget policy, and he was published on issues ranging from the tax code's effect on inequality and poverty to the role of budget baselines in legislative process. Before joining NYU Law, Kamin worked in President Obama's administration. From 2010-12, he served as special assistant to the president for economic policy at the White House. There, Kamin helped coordinate adminsistration policy on federal tax and budget issues as well as other areas including unemployment insurance, infrastructure, and the postal service. Prior to serving as special assistant to the president, Kamin worked as special assistant, and later advisor, to the director of the US Office of Management and Budget, helping formulate policy for President Obama's first two budgets. Kamin earned a BA in economics and political science with highest honors from Swarthmore College in 2002. He earned a JD magna cum laude from NYU Law in 2009.


Jason M. Schultz is a Professor of Clinical Law and Director of NYU's Technology Law & Policy Clinic. His clinical projects, research, and writing primarily focus on the ongoing struggles to balance intellectual property and privacy law with the public interest in free expression, access to knowledge, and innovation in light of new technologies and the challenges they pose. Prior to joining NYU, Professor Schultz was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). Before joining Boalt Hall, he was a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one of the leading digital rights groups in the world and before that practiced intellectual property law at the firm of Fish & Richardson, PC He also served as a clerk to the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen of the Northern District of California. He is a member of the American Law Institute.