Public Interest Events and Programs

The Public Interest Law Center hosts many events to educate students about public service, to celebrate our public interest community, and to prepare students for careers in public interest. Check out the NYU School of Law’s Event’s Calendar for public interest events and other events of interest.

Public Interest Legal Career Fair

NYU School of Law’s Public Interest Legal Career Fair is the largest event of its kind in the country.  Last year, the Fair hosted over 230 public interest employers and over 1,600 students from 21 area law schools. Whether you are seeking to find permanent positions or a summer internship, the Public Interest Legal Career Fair is an efficient to connect with public interest law employers. 

Public Interest Mentors Program

The Public Interest Mentors Program is organized by the Public Interest Law Student Association (PILSA) and is an opportunity for students to provide ongoing information and inspiration to one another. Mentors are second- and third-year law students committed to public interest law and the NYU Law community. Throughout the year, they share their job search strategies, internship experiences, and advice about classes, clinics, journals, and student groups with incoming law students. The program serves approximately 200 law students and helps to organize public interest social events. Contact PILSA to find out more information.

Public Service Benefit

The Public Service Benefit celebrates the commitment of the entire NYU School of Law community to public service work and will recognize the accomplishments of two distinguished alumni, one who is a public interest lawyer and one who has made substantial pro bono contributions.