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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If you registered for summer funding, we would be grateful if you could submit your FAFSA forms for both 2021-22 and 2022-23 as soon as possible, and you must do so no later than January 15. The… more
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
Jan. 21: PILC Fair: Interviewing and Table Talk (Virtual Event) Please join us for a virtual workshop to help prepare you for successful interviewing and networking at the upcoming Public Interest… more
NYU Law is currently accepting applications for a Traineeship with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. The traineeship program is open to current 3L and LLM students at NYU Law, as… more
Since the 1995-96 academic year, the Kirkland & Ellis New York City Public Service Fellowship has been awarded annually to one NYU School of Law graduate to execute a public service fellowship… more
The Liberty Aldrich Fellowship at LIFT provides additional summer funding for a first- or second-year NYU law student to work at LIFT—Legal Information for Families Today, which serves pro se … more
The Brazilian Legal Society at NYU partnered with the Brazilian Consulate in New York and the non-profit organizations Mantena Global Care and Garra to launch a clinic aimed at providing free legal… more
The New York City Bankruptcy Assistance Project (NYC BAP) is part of Legal Services NYC, the largest provider of civil legal services in the United States. Legal volunteers work to save New York’s… more