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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For career planning questions that can be answered in 15 minutes or less, the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) offers drop-in counseling during the following days and times this week: Monday, from 3… more
PILC has begun to compile 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-… more
The HNBA/VIA Fund is proud to announce educational scholarships for law students! The 2019 HNBA Vision in Action Scholarships will be awarded to Hispanic/Latinx rising 1L, 2L, or 3L law students… more
Her Justice seeks a NYU Law student (JD or LLM) for the fall semester to serve as the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation (NYWBAF) Fellow. The position requires 10-20 hours per week. The… more
Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP (NSB) ( is a small plaintiffs’ civil rights law firm in New York City devoted primarily to police misconduct and other civil rights and… more
Fall OCI is a seven week on-campus recruiting program during which employers conduct screening interviews with NYU Law students on campus (Furman Hall). The program is administered via CSM (https://… more
This is a mandatory session for LLM students intending to fulfill the New York State Bar pro bono requirement during their time at NYU. Samantha Wynne, Associate Director at PILC will give an… more
Join PILC at a welcome reception for all incoming 1Ls, LLMs, and transfer students!  Be inspired by a keynote speech from the Executive Director of North Star Fund, Jennifer Ching ’00. Drinks… more
PILC presents PILCapalooza: An Introduction to Public Interest Lawyering – an event for 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs to kick off the fall semester. This program offers an opportunity to jump-start your… more
Thinking about a career in international law? This info session is for 2L and 3L students who are interested in international post-graduate public interest fellowships. We will discuss the NYU Human… more