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 is hosting a webinar introducing law students to the 2020 Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program at the U.S. Department of… more
The American Constitution Society is hosting a series of career calls. This series is designed to provide students and recent graduates with practical tips and resources on their job search and… more
Description:Even in normal times, networking and interviewing are essential skills for new lawyers. Most jobs are not found through public postings, but rather through personal connections and… more
PILC will be conducting appointments remotely until further notice.  Remote drop-in appointments can be made by calling 212-998-6686. PILC will be offering drop-in counseling during the… more
The Democratic Party is launching the Voter Protection Law School Bootcamp in states across the country. The program will train the next generation of voter protection staff and volunteers. Deploying… more
Will your summer internship be held remotely this year? Are you curious about how to get the most out of a remote summer arrangement? Join PILC for a panel discussion about best practices for remote… more
Justice Catalyst will be hosting a webinar on May 20th, 2020 at 8pm EST to discuss the application process for the 2021-2022 Fellowship Class cycle. Following the presentation will be an opportunity… more
SABA-DC provides financial assistance in the form of summer fellowships to law students working in the public interest sector for the benefit of the South Asian community and the metropolitan D.C.… more