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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Join PILC for an information session about the New York State Bar’s 50 hour pro bono requirement and the various pro bono opportunities that are being offered during the Spring semester. Learn about… more
Join PILC for a brown bag lunch with the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) and Guarini Global Law & Tech (GGLT).  IILJ conducts collective research projects with leading academic… more
Learn more about the International Law & Human Rights Fellowship Program at this information session hosted by the Center for Human Rights & Global Justice (CHRGJ), the Institute for… more
The Intensive Pro Bono Research Projects are a great opportunity to complete pro bono work for admission to the New York State Bar, as well as for students to gain experience conducting international… more
Are you a 3L passionate about human rights and community-driven justice? If so, come learn about the Masiyiwa-Bernstein fellowship program hosted by the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights and meet… more
Webcast Public Interest Interviewing: Tips & Tricks Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Program Fee: Students or Alumni of Sponsoring Schools: Free Members: Free Non-… more
PILC Fair Free Sign-Up for interviews and Table Talk Sign-Up both begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 1 and end at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3.   Free Sign-Up allows students who… more
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
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