Public Interest Law Center

PILC offers a wide variety of funding opportunities and career planning programs to students and alumni, resulting in the most comprehensive public service infrastructure of any law school in the nation. The culture of public service is pervasive: about half of the first-year class spends the summer working in public interest internships and hundreds of students perform public service in student-run pro bono organizations.

Founded in 1992, the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) is a national model for the promotion of public service. As a “private university in the public service,” NYU Law’s goal is for all graduates to incorporate public service into their careers. PILC not only coordinates and promotes the Law School’s public interest and government service activities but also counsels students individually on their careers.

 

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For career planning questions that can be answered in 15 minutes or less, the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) offers drop-in counseling during the following days and times this week: Monday, from… more
PILC compiles a list of “hot” post-graduate jobs and fellowships on this page. Please note: The opportunities listed represent just some of the fellowships and other entry-level positions… more
Thinking about becoming a public defender?  Throughout the fall, PILC is hosting brown bag lunches with public defender offices from around the country (see list below).  These informative… more
The African Services Committee (ASC) is the oldest non-profit serving the African immigrant community in New York City. Established in 1981 by Ethiopian refugees, ASC was initially set… more
The Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL) is a non-profit organization that represents indigent defendants convicted of crimes in New York and the Bronx on direct appeal and in other postconviction… more
The Winter Break Pro Bono Research Projects are a great opportunity to complete pro bono work for admission to the New York State Bar, as well as for students to gain experience conducting… more
Join PILC and panelists for an info session for 1Ls who may want to spend their summers summer interning in a federal, state or local government agency or prosecutor’s office. We will talk… more
Attorneys from Criminal, Civil and Juvenile Rights will discuss how gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination impacts their LGBTQ+ clients on a daily basis. Recently, this team filed an… more
“Wellness” is a term that is too-often dismissed as a trite soundbite designed to sell lifestyle magazines and fitness programs. But depression, addiction, and suicide rates for attorneys are real.… more
Join PILC to learn about the Warren Sinsheimer Children’s Rights Fellowship, which provides an opportunity for a recent NYU Law graduate to serve as an attorney with The Warren Sinsheimer Children’s… more