What We Do

The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) is the headquarters for public service law at NYU.

PILC's mission is to:

Who We Serve

PILC supports all students and alumni doing public service, whether for a summer, a term, or a lifetime.

Some students work with counselors from both PILC and the Office of Career Services (OCS), who specialize in private sector law careers. The boundary between the public and private sectors is not rigid, and many lawyers move back and forth between the two during their careers.

You can learn about upcoming public interest events through PILC's Events & Programs page, on The Docket, and through targeted emails based on the areas of interest you identify on CSM/Simplicity.

NOTE: Our career counseling sessions for 1Ls begin after the mid-October PILC session on Finding and Funding a 1L Summer Internship, but we can meet with 1Ls to discuss more general questions at any time.

Latest from the Docket

PILC counselors are available for remote and in-person appointments throughout the year. 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
15 minute same-day drop-in appointments may be conducted via video call or by phone. You may call (212-998-6686), or email (pilc.appointments@nyu.edu) beginning at 9:00 a.m. to reserve a spot for… more
The PILC Fair information session is now available to view here. Watch now to learn how to register, apply for interviews, and use the online system. PILC will be available to help students with the… more
The Public Interest Law Center invites you to sign up for a study-break conversation with Anne Coulon (LLM ’12), during which she will share her overall experience working with the International… more