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.


2022-2023 Board Members

Elizabeth Byrnes-Mandelbaum, Co-Chair,

Myles Hagood, Co-Chair,

Georgia Rock, Co-Chair,

Julia Castillo, Communications Chair

Nina Shields, Treasurer

Sam Heyward, Diversity and Outreach Coordinator

Malik Jarvis, Diversity and Outreach Coordinator

Sharon Glick, Mentorship Coordinator

Rachel Risoleo, Mentorship Coordinator

Helen Zhang, Mentorship Coordinating



2L Working Group Members

Patrick Archer

Jonathan Arone

Cory Bargemann

Sean Connolly

Cara Eisenstein

Maya Hiebert 

Christopher Irsfield

Alexandra Klein

Fleming Smith

Soorim Song




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