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 and in-person appointments throughout the fall. Same-day drop in appointments are also available. To make an appointment, you can: 1) Email pilc.appointments@… 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 available… more
The PILC Info session can now be viewed on the PILC Resources Website here:  If you have any questions or concerns… more
The Alan Klinger Civil Rights Fellowship is a paid term-time internship that will allow the fellow to work with ADL’s VP of Civil Rights, National Civil Rights Counsel and other members of the Civil… more
There is immediate need for students interested in earning $18/hour to work with LASNNY housing attorneys to contact clients and gather appropriate program eligibility documentation (income, assets,… more
The Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law seeks to hire a full-time Legal Fellow to conduct policy-relevant research, writing and outreach related to innovation in the development… more
May 15 – Summer Rent Discount Program Application Deadline NYU Law is very pleased to announce a Summer Rent Discount Program for current students and 2022 graduates who plan to live in NYU… more
Please join PILC for a talk geared towards rising 2Ls and 3Ls who are considering federal, state or local 2L summer and/or post-grad government job opportunities. Learn some tips on what you can do… more
The Rose Sheinberg Program seeks 1L students to serve on the organizing committee for the rest of their time in law school. Each year, the Program invites a person working on cutting-edge issues of… more
This conversation will shine a spotlight on the experiences of LGBTQIA+ people in different parts of the world. LL.M. students from South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East will talk about… more