PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTER (PILC)

PLI Public Interest Boot Camp Live Webcast

This free boot camp is designed to prepare law students holding summer internships with public interest law organizations, government agencies, and other legal nonprofits to better serve clients seeking pro bono legal services. All students and public interest advocates are […]

Volunteers for Mock Trial Program

In the past few months the Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice has benefited from an increase in City and State funds directed at fighting homelessness and we have been able to hire a number of new housing attorneys. We are […]

PILC Drop-in for the Week of May 23

For career planning questions that can be answered in 10 minutes or less, the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) offers drop-in counseling during the following days and times this week:   Monday, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm with Gail Zweig Tuesday, from 12:00 […]

June 15: Public Interest Law Center/Guarini Summer Series Presents: Mary Mcleod

Public Interest Law Center/Guarini Summer Series Presents Mary McLeod June 15, 2016, 8-9 A.M.   Mary McLeod (‘77) has been a federal government agency lawyer since graduating from NYU Law where she had been a Root-Tilden scholar.  In February 2016, […]

June 15: Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization Invites Applications From Law Students: Scholarships of Up To $5,000 To Be Awarded

Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization (JTB-APO) is a not-for-profit organization of judges, lawyers, and other citizens dedicated to increasing diversity in the legal profession and the judiciary. JTB-APO is holding its Eleventh Biennial Conference this year in New […]

This Week’s PILC Job Postings: Postgraduate Jobs and Fellowships List

The CSM/Symplicity system is updated continually as job, fellowship, and internship information comes in to PILC, OCS, and JCO.  Please continue to check this system frequently for the most comprehensive, targeted, and up-to the-minute information. Symplicity can be accessed via this […]

Her Justice Joan L. Ellenbogen Fellowship

Her Justice seeks either a third-year law student enrolled in a law school in New York State, or a newly graduated law student who has been awarded a degree from a New York State law school in 2016, for the […]

Before You Start Your Summer Internship: New York State Pro Bono Requirement

Students spending their summer working for a not-for-profit organization, government agency, or a judge may want to count their internship toward the New York State Bar 50-hour pro bono requirement. Internships with a broad range of organizations including legal services […]

April 26: Panel Discussion: How to Become an Assistant United States Attorney

April 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, free of charge NYC  Bar Association 42 West 44th St. NY, NY 10036 Panelists will discuss the structure of the office in their District, the types of cases that attorneys generally get to work […]

April 28-29: Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice in America

On April 28-29, 2016, please join the Institute of Judicial Administration and Center on Civil Justice at NYU School of Law for a two-day program, Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice in America.   Are Americans making under $50,000 […]

Scholarship Opportunity from Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization (JTB-APO)

JTB-APO is a not-for-profit organization of judges, lawyers, and other citizens dedicated to increasing diversity in the legal profession and the judiciary. Later this year, JTB-APO is holding its Eleventh Biennial Conference in New York City, and scholarships of up […]

April 21: Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session for Graduate Students

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session for Graduate Students April 21, 2016, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm This seminar provides a detailed overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, discusses the differences between research/study and English Teaching Assistantship grants, offers advice […]

April 18: NYU Reproductive Justice and Women’s Rights Fellowship

Graduating 3Ls are invited to apply for the NYU Reproductive Justice and Women’s Rights Fellowship with a non-profit host organization in the United States or abroad.  Host organization must do legal work in reproductive justice and/or women’s rights and have […]

April 18: PILC End-of-the-Year Reception

Monday, April 18, 2016  |  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sexton Lounge, Furman Hall 2nd floor The Public Interest Law Center invites you to our annual end-of-the-year reception! Join us to bid farewell to our departing public interest third-year and LLM […]

April 11: Info Session for Rising 2Ls Thinking Ahead Towards a 2L Summer in Government

For rising 2Ls and 3LS who may wish to apply to government positions in the Fall, including federal honors programs, come hear a federal government lawyer speak about the hiring process on Monday, April 11 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm […]

April 11: Rebellious Lawyering, A Conversation with Professor Gerald López

Monday, April 11, 2016  |  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge Opening Remarks By: Vice Dean Randy Hertz Moderated By: Prof. Kim Taylor-Thompson Co-Sponsored By: NYU Law School Public Interest Law Center (PILC) Coalition on Law & […]

April 12: Considering a Career in Prosecution? Talk to a Hiring and Diversity Officer at a Prosecutor’s Office

Calling all current students who may be interested in prosecution work.  If you are considering a career in prosecution when you graduate or later in your career and you would like to learn more about the characteristics in applicants that […]

April 15: Deadline for AmeriCorps JD summer funding for 1Ls

1L students are eligible to apply for the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD program.  Students secure their own placements at nonprofit organizations or government agencies, then fill out a brief application, serve at least 300 hours and submit a short report […]

Chinese Pro Bono Legal Workshop

April 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Furman Hall, Room 216 245 Sullivan St., New York, NY, 10012 This is a joint seminar held by NYU Law Pro Bono Students and TLA Law, Attorneys at Law, PLLC. We hope to provide […]

April 5: Info Session for Rising 3Ls Thinking Ahead Towards Post-Grad Positions in Government

If you are considering applying to Government Honors and Fellowship programs at the federal, state or local level, don’t miss the PILC workshop on April 5 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm in FH 214!  We will discuss the hiring process […]

April 5: One-on-one sessions with Susan Butler Plum of the Skadden Foundation

Rising 3Ls and current 3Ls who will clerk in the fall are invited to sign up for individual “counseling” sessions with Susan Butler Plum of the Skadden Foundation to take place Tuesday, April 5, at NYU Law.  Susan is the […]

April 5: Skadden Fellowship Info Session @ 12:00 in FH 212

Please join PILC and Susan Butler Plum, director of the Skadden Foundation, to learn about the post-graduate public interest Skadden Fellowship (http://www.skaddenfellowships.org/about-foundation).  This session will take place Tuesday, April 5, at 12:00 PM in FH 212.  Feel free to bring […]

April 6: PILC Presents: Should You Do EIW If You Want To Work In Public Interest?

It can be difficult to decide whether to participate in EIW if you are planning, or considering, a public interest career. Join PILC for a discussion of the pros and cons of summering at a law firm if you are […]

Apr 8th: Supreme Court Fellows Program

Michael Shenkman, Special Assistant at the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will be speaking about the prestigious Supreme Court Fellows Program.  Supreme Court Fellows work for one year at […]

March 28: Unchained at Last, Information Session

Please join PILC and The Domestic Violence Advocacy Project (DVAP) for an information session with Unchained at Last at 12:45 on Monday, March 28th in the PILC/OCS library in Suite FH 430. About Fraidy Reiss and Unchained At Last Fraidy […]

April 1: PILC Summer Funding Internship Confirmation Deadline

The deadline to confirm Summer Funding internships is April 1st. This involves a few steps: As soon as you line up your internship, go to your Participant Tracker to input the details of the organization, employer contact information, and the […]

April 1: Info session, Transactional Pro Bono – What Non-Litigators Can Do!

Pro bono work can and should be an important part of every attorney’s career.  When you think about pro bono work, you probably think about advocating for an individual client in court.  But there are many terrific pro bono options […]

March 22: Project Fellowship Info Session – 12:00 PM, FH 216

Come learn the nuts and bolts of applying for post-graduate public interest project fellowships (such as Equal Justice Works, Skadden, and Kirkland & Ellis). All are welcome, though rising 3Ls and judicial clerks are particularly encouraged to attend.  This session […]

March 24: PILC & NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights Lunch

Date: Thursday, March 24, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Location: FH 120 Join the Public Interest Law Center and the Stern Center for Business and Human Rights for lunch with David Kienzler (JD 2010). David is currently a Fellow at the […]

March 21: Planning for Your 2L Year: Choices and Strategies for Public Interest 1Ls

Date: Monday, March 21, 2016 Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location: Greenberg Lounge   PILC invites 1Ls to a panel presentation about how to prepare for your 2L year.  Current 2Ls and 3Ls will provide advice about how to […]