Public Service

A Culture of Public Service

NYU offers the most comprehensive public service infrastructure of any law school in the nation

Public Interest Summer Funding Grants guarantee funding for 1Ls and 2Ls who work in public interest and government positions.

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program encourages qualified students to pursue careers in public service by paying their debt burden in part or in full. 

The Root-Tilden-Kern Program, the nation’s premier public service scholarship, and the new Furman Public Policy Scholarship are just two of several public interest scholarship programs

Our Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic lets students spend a semester in Washington, DC, dividing their time between fieldwork in a government agency and classroom study.

Public Interest News in Brief

  • Sally Newman
    Sally Newman ’10, founder of Charleston Legal Access (CLA), died on August 16, 2019, at age 36. Born in Montana, Newman graduated from Dartmouth College in 2005 before attending NYU Law, where she…
  • Dicta magazine section image
    Talk of the Law School Winning Tickets The 2018 midterm elections saw high turnout from voters as the Democrats gained control of the US House of Representatives and Republicans strengthened…
  • Hakeem Jeffries standing in front of Brooklyn brownstones
    Starting from Brooklyn—and NYU Law—Hakeem Jeffries ’97 has taken his drive for public service and community into the leadership of the House of Representatives. BY STEPHANIE RUSSELL-KRAFT At NYU…
  • Clinics feature opener art
    For nearly 50 years, the clinical law program has evolved and innovated to train students—and address the pressing needs of the day. BY MICHAEL OREY ILLUSTRATIONS BY IAN MURRAY Students from the…