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 semester. To make an appointment, you can: 1) Email with A description of what you are looking to… 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
Summer Rent Discount Program Application 2021 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… more
Make the Road New York is looking for bilingual (Spanish) law students who can help with their DACA program. Tasks: Virtual DACA screenings of first-time applicants Document review and communication… more
Current NYU Law LLM students are invited to apply for the LLM Public Interest Fellowship. Two Fellows will be selected to do 12 weeks of work at a host organization. Each Fellow will be provided with… more
  OCS, JCO, and PILC are collaborating to gather the Class of 2021 employment data (required to report to the ABA, NALP, and US News) and ask that you fill out the Graduate Employment Survey (… more
Do you have an internship at a civil rights, impact litigation, or policy organization this summer? PILC invites you to join Clinical Professor Claudia Angelos, who teaches the Civil Rights and… more
Do you have an internship in a civil legal services office this summer? PILC invites you to join Natasia de Silva, Deputy Director for the Tenant Rights Coalition at Bronx Legal Services, for a… more
Are you a first or second-year law student interested in becoming a public defender after graduation? If so, please join Gideon’s Promise for a virtual information sessions about applying to… more
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 the post-graduate EJW “… more