PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTER (PILC)

Arthur Helton Global Human Rights Fellowship

NYU School of Law announces with great pleasure the posting of the 2020-2021 Helton Global Human Rights Fellowship for one year of human rights work. Applicants are invited to design projects with a host organization to put their legal education […]

2020 LLM Public Interest Fellowship

Current NYU Law LLM students are invited to apply for the LLM Public Interest Fellowship.  Two Fellows will be selected to do 12 weeks of work at a host organization.  Each Fellow will be provided with a stipend of $7000.  […]

PILC Drop-in Hours for the Week of December 9

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 2:00 to 3:00 pm Tuesday, from 3:00 to […]

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 […]

Dec. 2: 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, so please feel free to bring […]

Pro Bono Opportunity – UN Team of Experts on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict

The United Nations Team of Experts on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict (“Team”) was created by Security Council resolution 1888 (2009) to assist national authorities in strengthening the rule of law, with the aim of ensuring criminal […]

Nov. 18: How to Be a Political Activist

The 2020 election could possibly be the most important of your life as the core institutions and values of American democracy are  challenged. We believe that young people have the potential to lead in the revitalization of democracy. Getting out […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nov. 11: Careers in International Organizations: An Embarrassment of Choice? – A Conversation with Dr. David Malone

The Public Interest Law Center invites you to a lunch conversation with UN Under-Secretary-General David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University. Prior to joining UNU in 2013, Dr. Malone held many high-level roles in the Canadian government, including positions within […]

Nov. 12: 1L and 2L Summer International Internships

Join PILC to learn about the nuts and bolts of the international public interest internship search process. You will hear directly from students with international internship experience about how they found their job and what their summer abroad was like. Domestic […]

Nov. 12: NYS Excelsior Fellowship Information Session

Calling all 3Ls who may be interested in working for New York State on issues ranging from energy and environmental conservation to human rights and criminal justice.  Please join representatives of the NYS Governor’s Office for an information session concerning the […]

Nov. 14: Criminal Law Reform: Perspectives From Across the Justice System

What does it mean to work on criminal justice reform in today’s legal landscape?  What are the different career paths that can lead you to work on criminal justice reform issues?  What advice should students keep in mind as they […]

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 […]

Nov. 4: Office of the Attorney General for NY and NJ Info Session

Please join us for a discussion with 4 representatives from both the civil and criminal sides of the Offices of Attorneys General of NJ and NY.  The panelists will speak about the breadth of their work, internship opportunities and, where […]

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. 8: 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, and labor unions. The panel will take place on Friday, November 8, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 and 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 […]