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.


Latest from the Docket

Join PILSA for “Beyond EIW,” our panel about the limitless career paths available to public interest students. It will feature a diverse array of 3Ls (and one fabulous recent graduate) covering a… more
Do you have an internship in a public defender’s office this summer?  PILC invites you to join Professor Randy Hertz for an informative discussion about PD summer internships, including advice… more
DATE: Tuesday, March 31 TIME: 6:00 PM PLACE: Remotely via Zoom REGISTER:    Click HERE to Register for the Webinar Join the Public Interest Law Student Association, the Public Interest… 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
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
Kathleen Rubenstein, Executive Director of the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, along with incoming NYU Law Skadden Fellows, will discuss the post-graduate Skadden Fellowship. The Skadden… more
Please join us for a conversation to learn more about what you can do to prepare for the fall hiring season before you return to campus in August. We will also discuss fall OCI opportunities and some… more
RESCHEDULED FROM MAR 24. Join Aoife Delargy Lowe, Director of Law School Engagement & Advocacy at Equal Justice Works (EJW), and incoming NYU Law EJW Fellows for this information session about… more
For rising 3Ls who are considering federal, state or local post-grad government job opportunities. Learn some tips on what you can do to prepare for the fall hiring season before you return to campus… more
NYU Law is very pleased to announce a Summer Rent Discount Program for current students and 2020 graduates who plan to live in NYU School of Law summer housing while working in public interest… more