What We Do
The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) is the headquarters for public service law at NYU.
PILC's mission is to:
Support and counsel students and alumni about their internship, fellowship and post-graduate job searches.
Hold information sessions, lectures and programs on a wide range of public interest law and job search topics.
Create online and written resources to inform students about public service careers.
Work closely with public interest student groups.
Act as a sounding board for students, alumni, faculty, and administrators about public interest law and public service careers.
Who We Serve
PILC supports all students and alumni doing public service, whether for a summer, a term, or a lifetime.
Some students work with counselors from both PILC and the Office of Career Services (OCS), who specialize in private sector law careers. The boundary between the public and private sectors is not rigid, and many lawyers move back and forth between the two during their careers.
NOTE: Our career counseling sessions for 1Ls begin after the mid-October PILC session on Finding and Funding a 1L Summer Internship, but we can meet with 1Ls to discuss more general questions at any time.