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 summer. To make an appointment, please either call 212-998-6686 or email If you are looking to make an… 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 Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management will once again be hosting a Wednesday Webinar Series in which they will highlight offices participating in the Attorney General’s Honors Program and… more
Law for Black Lives is committed to providing support for the people in the streets and lawyers who want to be of service to movement at this moment. To volunteer to provide legal support, please… more
Now available online: The Mass Defense Committee of the NLG-NYCand the NLG-NYU Chapter present Defending Protesters in Criminal Court A CLE (Continuing Legal Education) program on basics of… more
A group of movement lawyering practitioners & educators, in collaboration with Movement Law Lab invite you to register for Build Power / Fight Power: a 5-Part Course on Movement Lawyering. Times… more
Each year IJC awards Justice Fellowships to approximately 25 recent law graduates from around the country – individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing… more
A public conversation about youth justice with three attorneys who have dedicated their careers to lawyering with young people. The Door’s Legal Services Center and NYU’s Public Interest… more
Who can apply?The scholarship call addresses young professionals (max. two years after graduation) who wish to apply for ECCHR’s Critical Legal Training and lack access to professional human rights… more
The American Society of International Law’s first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting will take place on June 25-26, 2020. Registration is free for students. To register for the ASIL 2020 Virtual… more