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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PILC counselors are available for remote and in-person appointments throughout the fall. Same-day drop in appointments are also available. To make an appointment, you can: 1) Email pilc.appointments@… 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 available… more
The PILC Info session can now be viewed on the PILC Resources Website here:  If you have any questions or concerns… more
Please attend these 19 individual public interest employer virtual info sessions to learn more about their great work and ask questions! These virtual sessions are open to all law students and do not… more
Every Friday from 12:15-1:15pm EST, Sept. 9 – Dec. 2 (except the two marked with asterisks) Thinking about becoming a public defender? Throughout the fall, PILC is hosting brown bag lunches with… more
The Office of Graduate Careers, together with Sidley Austin, will host a virtual information session for interested students on Wednesday, September 28th at 10 AM. Click to watch the recording.… more
Join the Public Interest Law Center and the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights for a virtual lunch and a discussion of human rights and legal empowerment. Sukti Dhital, the Executive… more
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a public interest law firm? What are these law firms and how do they differ from other firms and from non-profit organizations? Come meet attorneys… more
NYU Law’s Public Interest Law Center will be hosting a conversation with current U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace (’96) and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of… more
This virtual presentation will give you a basic overview of spending your 1L or 2L summer in international law, whether that is abroad or working on international issues while being based in the US,… more