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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PILC counselors are available for remote appointments throughout the fall. Drop-in appointments will resume in the fall. To make an appointment, you can: 1) Email with A… 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 Alan Klinger Civil Rights Fellowship is a paid term-time internship that will allow the fellow to work with ADL’s VP of Civil Rights, National Civil Rights Counsel and other members of the Civil… more
Her Justice seeks a NYU Law student (JD or LLM) for the fall or spring semester to serve as the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation (NYWBAF) Fellow. The position requires 10-20 hours per week… more
The Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law is pleased to announce a new fellowship for NYU Law students interested in sustainable energy law and policy. The Guarini Center, housed… more
Major international law firm Sidley Austin seeks several NYU LLM students for a pro bono legal volunteer placement with their award-winning Emerging Enterprises Pro Bono Program.   Launched by… more
Last year, the metro area law schools held an introductory series on the practice of public interest law. The videos from the series can be found below:   City Government (Video) Panelists: ●… more
The Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law seeks to hire a full-time Fellow to conduct policy-relevant research, writing and outreach related to innovation in the development of… more
Application deadline is November 19, 2021.   Human Rights in China (HRIC) is pleased to host the Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights. The fellowship enables an NYU Law… 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