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

  • Fifty years ago, in September 1971, an inmates’ uprising at New York State’s Attica Correctional Facility constituted a milestone in the push for prisoners’ rights. More than half of the men…
  • Lead the Way campaign logo
    Dean Trevor Morrison today announced that NYU Law’s Lead the Way capital campaign, which concluded in August 2021, has raised more than $540 million, exceeding its initial $450 million…
  • Trevor Morrison
    The past year has been one of unprecedented challenges, including the continuing dangers and complications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the increasingly alarming effects of climate change…
  • Bryan Stevenson playing the piano
    Talk of the Law School A Court of Record Last fall the Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA) at NYU Law inaugurated a historical collection of interviews memorializing the…