Public Interest Law Center

Career Resources

PILC offers an extensive range of career resources and guidance to current students and alumni who are exploring public interest legal work.

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One-on-one counseling is the heart of PILC's support for our public interest students. We can help you assess your interests and strategize opportunities; provide feedback on cover letters and resumes; conduct mock interviews; and provide general guidance on navigating the landscape of public interest legal careers.

Practice Area Resources

PILC produces a wide range of resources to offer students targeted guidance on specific areas of public interest legal work.

Job Search Resources

PILC has compiled an assortment of resources to help you with your job search, including several important external resources.

Application Guidance & Samples

PILC has reviewed thousands of public interest job applications, and can advise public interest applicants at each step of the process. We have also collected some particularly strong cover letter and resume samples covering several different types of applications.

Intern Reports

Every NYU student who receives summer funding completes a comprehensive and candid assessment of their internship experience. These reports are invaluable for researching organizations and making decisions on job offers.

Pro Bono Requirement

Under the New York State Pro Bono requirement, persons applying for admission to the New York State Bar must file an affidavit showing that they have performed fifty hours of pro bono service.

Alumni Support

Loan Repayment Assistance

NYU Law’s generous Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) supports graduates who choose to work in public service following graduation, including in nonprofit organizations, governmental positions, judicial clerkships, legal academia, and some self-employment and for-profit organizations serving the public interest.

Career Planning & Transition

PILC offers full access to its career resources and counseling support to NYU Law alumni throughout their public interest careers, including those seeking to transition from private practice. If you are an alumnus who seeking public interest career advice, please don't hesitate to reach out!