PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTER (PILC)

PILC Summer Funding Registration System is Open

NYU Law’s Summer Funding Registration system for summer 2020 is now open.  If you may work in the public sector during the summer 2020, please register for funding as soon as possible.  You must register anew even if you registered […]

PILC Drop-in Hours for the Week of October 21

For career planning questions that can be answered in 15 minutes or less, the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) offers drop-in counseling during the following days and times this week: Monday, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Tuesday, from 3:00 […]

Hot Jobs For Graduating 3Ls

PILC compiles a list of “hot” post-graduate jobs and fellowships on this page. Please note: The opportunities listed represent just some of the fellowships and other entry-level positions available to graduating 3Ls.  For a comprehensive job search, students should also regularly […]

Rose Sheinberg Program Seeking 1L Organizing Committee Members

The Rose Sheinberg Program seeks two 1L students to serve on the organizing committee for the rest of their law school years. Each year, the Program invites a person working on cutting-edge issues of gender, race and class to spend a […]

Public Defender Brown Bag Lunch Series

Thinking about becoming a public defender?  Throughout the fall, PILC is hosting brown bag lunches with public defender offices from around the country (see list below).  These informative discussions will give you the opportunity to learn about how to approach […]

Pro Bono Opportunity – African Services Committee

The African Services Committee (ASC) is the oldest non-profit serving the African immigrant community in New York City. Established in 1981 by Ethiopian refugees, ASC was initially set up to provide comprehensive resettlement assistance to African refugees and asylum seekers. Today, ASC provides […]

Oct. 21: Because of Sex: How Gender Policing Impacts LGBTQ+ Clients at The Legal Aid Society

Attorneys from Criminal, Civil and Juvenile Rights will discuss how gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination impacts their LGBTQ+ clients on a daily basis. Recently, this team filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court on how gender policing is […]

Oct. 21: 1L Government & Prosecution Summer Internships Info Session

Join PILC and panelists for an info session for 1Ls who may want to spend their summers summer interning in a federal, state or local government agency or prosecutor’s office. We will talk about the varied opportunities and timelines, and […]

Oct. 22: Doing Good by Staying Well: Making a Place for Wellness in the Legal Community

“Wellness” is a term that is too-often dismissed as a trite soundbite designed to sell lifestyle magazines and fitness programs. But depression, addiction, and suicide rates for attorneys are real. An ABA-commissioned study recently concluded that “the current state of […]

Oct. 22: Warren Sinsheimer Children’s Rights Fellowship Information Session

Join PILC to learn about the Warren Sinsheimer Children’s Rights Fellowship, which provides an opportunity for a recent NYU Law graduate to serve as an attorney with The Warren Sinsheimer Children’s Rights Program, a unit within Mobilization for Justice. The […]

Oct. 22: Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights at Human Rights in China Deadline

Human Rights in China (HRIC) is pleased to host the Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights. The fellowship enables an NYU Law School graduate to devote a year to full-time human rights work at HRIC. It was established in honor of the […]

Oct. 24: Public Interest Law Firms Panel Discussion 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a public interest law firm? What are these law firms, and how do they differ from corporate firms and from non-profit organizations? Come meet attorneys practicing in the areas of […]

Oct. 29: Getting out of NYC: Summer Internships Beyond the Big Cities

You may have considered spending your summer doing public interest work in New York City, DC, or California, but have you thought about going somewhere more rural?  Join us for a discussion with current NYU law students who have spent […]

Oct. 29: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Brown Bag Lunch

Join PILC for a brown bag lunch with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The EBRD was established to help build a new, post-Cold War era in Central and Eastern Europe. It has since played a historic role […]

Nov. 1: PILC and Institute for Policy Integrity Environmental Law Luncheon

Are you interested in a career in environmental and land use law? Join us for a lunch conversation with NYU Law alumni Kimberly Ong ’09 (NRDC), Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz ’10 (Earthjustice), and Andrea Leshak ’14 (EPA) to hear about their career […]

Nov. 1: African Services Committee Brown Bag

The African Services Committee (ASC) is a New York City-based non-profit, whose mission is to improve the health and self-sufficiency of the African Diaspora and HIV positive population. Through direct health, housing, legal, and social services, as well as advocacy […]

Nov. 5: Hidden Forces: Transforming the Unwritten Culture of Housing Court

Aside from the statutes, case law, and court rules that govern Housing Court, there is a comprehensive set of unwritten rules that can dramatically impact case outcomes, often to the detriment of unrepresented and traditionally-marginalized litigants.  Recent successes of the […]

Nov. 11: Donald M. and Susan N. Wilson Fellowship at RFK Human Rights Deadline

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights seeks a Donald M. and Susan N. Wilson Fellow to work with its international human rights litigation and advocacy programs. The 12-month position begins in September 2020. About the Donald M. and Susan N. Wilson […]

Oct. 16: Police Investigation Partnership Project Pro Bono Training

The Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL) is a non-profit organization that represents indigent defendants convicted of crimes in New York and the Bronx on direct appeal and in other postconviction matters. We are spearheading a pilot project that would partner […]

Oct. 17: Winter Break Intensive Pro Bono Research Welcome Reception

The Winter Break Pro Bono Research Projects are a great opportunity to complete pro bono work for admission to the New York State Bar, as well as for students to gain experience conducting international law research and drafting a research […]

Oct. 28: Annual Latinx in the Law Lecture with Maribel Hernández Rivera ‘10

Join NYU Law’s Latinx Rights Scholarship Program for our annual Latinx in the Law Lecture with Maribel Hernández Rivera ‘10. Maribel, an alumna of NYU Law’s Latinx Rights Scholarship Program, is the District Director for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and previously […]

Oct. 7: Moelis Urban Planning Fellowship Panel and Info Session

PILC will host an information session on Monday, October 7 about an exciting fellowship opportunity available to current 1Ls who have a passion for affordable housing and urban community development. The mission of the Moelis Urban Law & Public Affairs […]

Oct. 8: Finding & Funding a 1L Public Interest Internship

PILC invites all 1Ls to attend this information session and learn about PILC’s Summer Funding Program. PILC counselors will offer advice on how to begin looking for a summer internship and insight into what PILC can do to help. Date: […]

Oct. 11: Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship Application Deadline

The application period for the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship opened on June 10 and will close on October 11.  (Note that there is no advantage to applying early, insofar that all applications will be considered at the same time.)  The […]

Hourly Paid Externship Positions at Sher Tremonte LLP 

Sher Tremonte LLP is a litigation boutique that represents companies and individuals in complex commercial disputes and high-stakes white collar matters, with a strong commitment to pro bono work. Sher Tremonte attorneys also dedicate significant time to representing indigent criminal defendants […]

NYC Bar Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee Opportunity

The New York City Bar Association is seeking two law students to serve on the NYC Bar Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee. The Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee addresses issues surrounding pro bono work by attorneys and advocates for efforts […]

Oct. 2: Public Rights Project Fellowship Webinar

Public Rights Project is excited to partner with the Justice Catalyst to co-sponsor a new fellowship! Public Rights Project and the Justice Catalyst will jointly administer one-year, potentially renewable, project-based fellowships to support innovative affirmative litigation and enforcement work in […]

Oct. 3: Rose Sheinberg Lecture: Climate Change

Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of UPROSE and co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance, will present her lecture, “Climate Justice: The Challenges of the Global Majority.” From Brooklyn to the Bay and Detroit to the Gulf South, front-line communities living in […]

Sept. 23: A Conversation with Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark

Please join PILC and the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law for a conversation with Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark concerning criminal justice reform in her office. DA Clark became the 13th District Attorney for Bronx County on January […]

Sept. 23: Twenty-Third Annual Attorney General Robert Abrams Public Service Lecture

Please join PILC for the Twenty-Third Annual Attorney General Robert Abrams Public Service Lecture. Each year, a prominent public figure who has performed exemplary public service addresses the students, faculty, alumni, and friends of New York University School of Law.  […]