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 3… 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
PILC Fair registration opens on December 1!  Come meet with PILC learn how to register, apply for interviews, and use the online system.  We will be available to help students with the registration… more
The United Nations Team of Experts on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict (“Team”) was created by Security Council resolution 1888 (2009) to assist national authorities in strengthening the… more
The 2020 election could possibly be the most important of your life as the core institutions and values of American democracy are  challenged. We believe that young people have the potential to lead… 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 Public Interest Law Center invites you to a lunch conversation with UN Under-Secretary-General David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University. Prior to joining UNU in 2013, Dr. Malone… more
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights seeks a Donald M. and Susan N. Wilson Fellow to work with its international human rights litigation and advocacy programs. The 12-month position begins in September… more
Join PILC to learn about the nuts and bolts of the international public interest internship search process. You will hear directly from students with international internship experience about… more
Calling all 3Ls who may be interested in working for New York State on issues ranging from energy and environmental conservation to human rights and criminal justice.  Please join… more