Student Organizations

Public Interest Law Student Association (PILSA)

PILSA serves as an umbrella organization for public interest activities at NYU Law. We seek to unite students to advance public interest resources at NYU and foster a diverse, welcoming community of public interest-oriented students on campus. PILSA serves as a liaison between students and PILC by engaging in meetings with the Dean of Public Service and PILC to address the concerns of the public interest community. Additionally, PILSA  organizes its own student events and initiatives and produces informational resources for students interested in public interest extracurricular activities, internships, and careers. PILSA also supplements and cosponsors the learning opportunities provided by PILC and other student groups in order to ensure that students have access to a variety of information about public interest careers.


2019-2020 Board Members

Eun-Bit Chang, Co-Chair,

Lilly Hecht, Co-Chair,

Katie Matejcak, Mentoring Coordinator

Allison Scharfstein, Mentoring Coordinator

Gina Crosby, Treasurer

Al Brooks, Diversity and Outreach Coordinator


1L Working Group Members

Bill Baker

Talia Charme-Zane

Stephanie Kerr

Daniel Kim

Catherine Larrabee

Zoe Zakin


2L Working Group Members

Karen Brill

Bridget Pals

Lauren Wilfong


3L Working Group Members

Anika Ades

Mae Bowen

Micaela Gelman

Melissa Giddings

Seth Halper-Stromberg

Frances Jennings

Maggie Lamb

Pete Martin

Efosa Osa-Akenzua

Seb Pihan

Renee Schenkman

Nicolas Shump


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