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
NYU Law will provide 1Ls and 2Ls with funding for working full-time for at least 8 weeks doing public interest work. To receive this funding for your summer 2022 internship, students must register… more
The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at New York University School of Law will hold its 45th annual Public Interest Legal Career Fair virtually on February 3 & 4, 2022. It is the largest fair of… more
Friday, December 3, 2021  |  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Classroom 216, Furman Hall PILC Fair registration opens on December 1! Come meet with PILC learn how to register, apply for interviews, and… more
NYU Law is currently accepting applications for a Traineeship with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. The traineeship program is open to current 3L and LLM students at NYU Law, as… more
Since the 1995-96 academic year, the Kirkland & Ellis New York City Public Service Fellowship has been awarded annually to one NYU School of Law graduate to execute a public service fellowship… more
The Brazilian Legal Society at NYU partnered with the Brazilian Consulate in New York and the non-profit organizations Mantena Global Care and Garra to launch a pro bono clinic aimed at providing… more
Application deadline is November 19, 2021.   Human Rights in China (HRIC) is pleased to host the Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights. The fellowship enables an NYU Law… more
Thinking about becoming a public defender?  Throughout the fall, PILC is hosting brown bag lunches with public defender offices from around the country (see list below).  These informative… more