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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Please note the PILC Office will be closed for Thanksgiving Recess from Wednesday, November 25, to Friday, November 27, and for Winter Recess from Monday, December 21, to Friday, January 1.
PILC counselors are available for remote appointments throughout the semester. To make an appointment, you can: 1) Email with A description of what you are looking to… 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
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 2021-2022… more
African Services CommitteeASC provides health, housing, legal, educational and self-sufficiency services to African and Caribbean immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers affected by war, poverty,… more
DaylightDaylight is currently seeking volunteers for two pro bono projects: the Police Reform project and the Child Welfare project. International Lawyers Assisting Workers NetworkThe core mission of… more
Join the Latinx Rights Scholarship Program for our annual Latinx in the Law Lecture with Jonathan Jayes-Green (They/Them). Jonathan is an organizer, orator, strategist and believer. They are the Co-… more
Thinking about becoming a public defender?  Throughout the fall and spring, PILC is hosting brown bag lunches with public defender offices from around the country (see list below).  These… more
NYU Law’s Summer Funding Registration system for summer 2021 is now open.  If you may work in the public sector during the summer 2021, please register for funding as soon as possible.  You must… 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