PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTER (PILC)

PILC Holiday Schedule

Please note the PILC Office will be closed for Winter Recess from Monday, December 21, to Friday, January 1.

PILC Remote Counseling and Drop-In Appointments

PILC counselors are available for remote appointments throughout the semester. To make an appointment, you can: 1) Email pilc.appointments@nyu.edu with A description of what you are looking to discuss with a counselor Practice areas of interest Your availability (dates and […]

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 […]

2021-22 Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellowship

The Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellowship provides two graduating NYU Law JD students with the opportunity to spend one year working with an innovative human rights organization. Applications for 2021-2022 Masiyiwa-Bernstein fellowship with RFK for Human Rights and Beyond Legal Aid will be […]

Pro Bono Opportunities

African Services CommitteeASC provides health, housing, legal, educational and self-sufficiency services to African and Caribbean immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers affected by war, poverty, global health disparities, political oppression, and social persecution based on sexual orientation or HIV status. Center […]

Pro Bono Opportunities for Spring Starter LLMs

DaylightDaylight is currently seeking volunteers for two pro bono projects: the Police Reform project and the Child Welfare project. International Lawyers Assisting Workers NetworkThe core mission of the ILAW Network is to facilitate information exchange and promote collaboration among its […]

Dec. 1: Summer Funding Registration Deadline

NYU Law’s Summer Funding Registration system for summer 2021 is now open.  If you may work in the public sector during the summer 2021, please register for funding as soon as possible.  You must register anew even if you registered […]

Dec. 4: PILC Fair Info Session

PILC Fair registration opens on December 1! Come meet with PILC learn how to register, apply for interviews, and use the online system. We will be available to help students with the registration process. Date: Friday, December 4thTime: 3:00-4:00pmVia Zoom: […]

Nov. 23: Where Do We Go from Here?: The Fight for Latinx Rights in the Post-Trump Era

Join the Latinx Rights Scholarship Program for our annual Latinx in the Law Lecture with Jonathan Jayes-Green (They/Them). Jonathan is an organizer, orator, strategist and believer. They are the Co-Founder and former Founding Director of the UndocuBlack Network (UBN), and […]

Nov. 24: Public Defender Brown Bag Lunch Series

Thinking about becoming a public defender?  Throughout the fall and spring, 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 […]

Nov. 16: International Fellowships Info Session for LLMs

Come learn about international post-graduate fellowship opportunities for LLMs. We will discuss the LLM Public Interest Fellowship, the International Finance and Development Fellowships, the International Law and Human Rights Fellowships, the International Court of Justice Judicial Fellow Programme, the Arthur […]

Nov. 16: A New Vision for the 21st Century Prosecutor: Perspectives of Reform Leaders

Hosted by Fair and Just Prosecution, this virtual panel will discuss the role of prosecutors in criminal justice reform. The event will feature Loudoun County, VA Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj, Chittenden County, VT State’s Attorney Sarah George, Suffolk County, MA […]

Nov. 18: Civil Rights Brown Bag Lunch with the Advancement Project

Please join PILC for a virtual brown bag lunch discussion with the Advancement Project’s Ashley Carter, Senior Staff Attorney. The Advancement Project is a next-generation, multi-racial civil rights organization that takes a movement lawyering approach to issues of voting rights, […]

Spring 2021 New York Women’s Bar Association Fellowship at Her Justice

Her Justice stands with women living in poverty in New York City by recruiting and mentoring volunteer lawyers to provide free legal help to address individual and systemic legal barriers. Her Justice seeks a highly motivated fellow to assist the […]

Nov. 10: 1L and 2L Summer International Internships

Join PILC to learn about the nuts and bolts of the international public interest internship search process. Domestic internships with an international public interest focus will also be briefly discussed. Lauren Stackpoole from CHRGJ will be joining to discuss the […]

Nov. 10/12/17: Introduction to Volunteer Legal Internships at DOJ

The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management is hosting a webinar introducing DOJ’s Volunteer Legal Internship Program. Students will learn about summer and academic-year vacancies, the application process, and get answers to their questions. Students will have two chances to attend […]

Nov. 12: The Thoughtful Government Lawyer

The work of New York City government agencies reaches into every area of life and has tremendous implications for racial and economic justice. Hear from attorneys with the City’s Law Department, Commission on Human Rights, Housing Authority, and Administration for […]

Nov. 12: 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, Washington DC, or San Francisco, but have you thought about going to a smaller city or rural locale? Join us for a discussion with current […]

Nov. 4: DOJ Wednesday Webinar – Non-Litigating Components at DOJ

The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management is holding a webinar highlighting some of DOJ’s non-litigating components. They will host representatives from the Office of Information Policy, Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties, Office of the Pardon Attorney, and others.  […]

Public Interest Employer Web Series Videos

Join the metro area law schools for an introductory series on the practice of public interest law. Hear from employers who regularly recruit our students, learn more about various practice areas, and get to know attorneys in the field. Thursday, […]

Oct. 26: 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 other firms and from non-profit organizations? Hear from attorneys practicing in the areas of […]

Oct. 30: Public Defenders Career Fair

The University of Buffalo School of Law’s Third Annual Public Defenders Career Fair will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Please register today at www.law.buffalo.edu/pd-career-fair.

Oct. 19: 1L Government and Prosecution Summer Internships Info Session

Join PILC and several student 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 […]

Oct. 19: A Conversation with NYU Alumni at the World Bank Legal Vice Presidency

Join PILC for a conversation with NYU Alumni at the World Bank Legal Vice Presidency.  Vikram Raghavan (LLM ’98), Lead Counsel, will lead the conversation with Paige Casaly (JD ’16), Legal Consultant; Prachi Tadsare (LLM ’17), Legal Consultant; and the current NYU IFD Fellows Doris Matu […]

Oct. 23: Peggy Browning Fund’s Advocating for Workplace Justice

Please join PILC and the Peggy Browning Fund for a workplace justice panel featuring labor law practitioners from union-side firms, the government, labor unions and worker centers. The panel will take place on Friday, October 23, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 […]

Oct. 12: Finding and 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: […]

Pro Bono Opportunity – UN Women

UN Women is seeking LLM students to read a few recent reports from UN investigations and analyze their findings in relation to LGBTIQ+ rights violations. The reports are from human rights investigations in Myanmar, Syria, Yemen and Venezuela. They would […]

Oct. 7: Justice Catalyst Fellowship Webinar

Justice Catalyst will be holding a fellowship webinar this Wednesday, October 7th at 8pm. The webinar is open to prospective applicants, host organizations, and anyone else interested in learning about the application process and asking questions. Registration is availablehere. If you are unable to […]

Oct. 2-5: Apply to Public Interest Employers Interviewing 2Ls and 3Ls in Fall OCI

Overview: Fall OCI is a seven week recruiting program administered via CSM/Symplicity (https://law-nyu-csm.symplicity.com/students) during which public sector employers interview 2Ls for summer internships and 3Ls for post-graduate jobs.  This year, interviews will be taking place via Zoom. Week 7 Employers: The following employers will […]

Oct. 5: Moelis Fellowship Info Session

PILC will host an information session on Monday, October 5 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 Fellowship Program is to […]