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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The Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellowship provides two graduating NYU Law JD students with the opportunity to spend one year working with an innovative human rights organization. Applications for 2020-2021… more
The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) is excited to announce the expansion of its PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM. Previously, PILC has awarded one Public Interest Project Fellowship each year to… more
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, 3:00… 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
To be admitted to the New York State Bar, all students must complete at least 50 hours of eligible pro bono work. Attend this information session with PILC to learn what counts, what doesn’t count,… more
The New York University (NYU) School of Law is excited to announce the new Liberty Aldrich Summer Fellowship Program for a student at the NYU School of Law to work with LIFT—Legal Information for… more
The Hague Conference on Private International Law (in The Hague, Netherlands) is once again offering a summer internship for students with grants for international internships.  The Secretariat… more
The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law will hold its 43rd annual Public Interest Legal Career Fair on February 6 & 7, 2020.  It is the largest fair of its kind… more
In partnership with Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Equal Justice Works will support 35 dedicated law students in serving rural communities this summer. Student Fellows will spend eight to ten… more
NYU School of Law announces with great pleasure the posting of the 2020-2021 Helton Global Human Rights Fellowship for one year of human rights work. Applicants are invited to design projects with a… more