PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTER (PILC)

Apr. 27: Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties Application Deadline

Applications are open for the 2020 Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties at Type Media Center. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the application deadline has been moved back and the fellowship is open to remote projects. Applications must be submitted […]

Apr. 10: Legal Aid Society Housing Staff Attorney Application Deadline

The Legal Aid Society, the nation’s oldest and largest social justice legal services organization, has openings for dedicated, entry level housing staff attorneys in the Civil Practice. The Housing Unit handles a broad range of tenant representation at the trial […]

Apr. 20: Thinking Ahead Towards Prosecution Positions for 2Ls and 3Ls

Calling all current 1Ls and 2Ls who may be interested in prosecution work. Whether you know for sure you want to work in a prosecutor’s office or are merely considering a career or internship in prosecution, please join us as we talk about some […]

Webinar: Demystifying Clerkships for Public Interest Students

   Click HERE to View the Webinar   On Tuesday, March 31, the Public Interest Law Student Association, the Public Interest Law Center, and the Judicial Clerkship Office held NYU Law’s first ever clerkship event focused solely on the questions, […]

PILC Drop-in Hours for the Week of April 6 (Remote)

PILC will be conducting appointments remotely until further notice.  Remote drop-in appointments can be made by calling 212-998-6686. PILC will be offering drop-in counseling during the following days and times this week: Monday, 1:00 to 2:00 pm Tuesday, 2:00 to 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 […]

Apr. 6: Rising 2Ls Thinking Ahead Towards a Summer Internship in Government

Please join us for a conversation to learn more about what you can do to prepare for the fall hiring season before you return to campus in August. We will also discuss fall OCI opportunities and some important dates to […]

Apr. 7: Rising 3Ls Thinking Ahead Towards a Post-Grad Position in Government

For rising 3Ls who are considering federal, state or local post-grad government job opportunities. Learn some tips on what you can do to prepare for the fall hiring season before you return to campus in August, as well as some […]

Apr. 7: Beyond EIW – The Endless Possibilities of What Public Interest Career Paths Look Like

Join PILSA for “Beyond EIW,” our panel about the limitless career paths available to public interest students. It will feature a diverse array of 3Ls (and one fabulous recent graduate) covering a wide range of backgrounds, geographic locations, employer types, […]

Apr. 9: Careers Town Hall for LLM Students

Please join OCS, PILC and OGS for a virtual Town Hall for LLM students on Thursday, April 9th, from 2-3pm, via Zoom. Counselors will be giving an update on career related programming, discussing strategies for navigating job searches and answering […]

Apr. 14: Equal Justice Works Fellowship Information Session

RESCHEDULED FROM MAR 24. Join Aoife Delargy Lowe, Director of Law School Engagement & Advocacy at Equal Justice Works (EJW), and incoming NYU Law EJW Fellows for this information session about the post-graduate EJW “Design Your Own” Fellowship.  The EJW […]

Apr. 17: Planning for Your Summer Internship in Public Defense

Do you have an internship in a public defender’s office this summer?  PILC invites you to join Professor Randy Hertz for an informative discussion about PD summer internships, including advice and tips for what to expect and how to prepare, […]

May 15: Summer Rent Discount Program Application Deadline

NYU Law is very pleased to announce a Summer Rent Discount Program for current students and 2020 graduates who plan to live in NYU School of Law summer housing while working in public interest positions this summer.  To be eligible […]

Mar. 31: Skadden Fellowship Information Session & Individual Counseling with the Skadden Fellowship Foundation’s Executive Director

Kathleen Rubenstein, Executive Director of the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, along with incoming NYU Law Skadden Fellows, will discuss the post-graduate Skadden Fellowship. The Skadden Fellowship is a two-year public interest project fellowship. Students who are interested in working at a non-profit […]

Mar. 24: Planning for Your 2L Year: Choices and Strategies for Public Interest 1Ls

Join PILC and current students for a discussion about how to plan for your 2L year and 2L summer, including whether to participate in EIW/OCI and how to choose and prioritize clinics, classes, term-time internships, journals and RA/TA positions. Now […]

Rescheduled: Mar. 25: Project Fellowship Info Session

Interested in working at a non-profit organization after graduation? If so, project fellowships could be right for you. Come learn the nuts and bolts of applying for post-graduate public interest project fellowships (such as Equal Justice Works, Skadden, and Justice Catalyst). All […]

Additional Summer Funding For 1Ls: Catalyst Public Service Fellowship Program (Due Mar. 16)

Eligible 1Ls with public interest summer internships in New York may apply to the Catalyst Public Service Fellowship Program, a program of the New York Bar Foundation.  Fellows will receive an additional $500 in summer funding (on top of $5500 in PILC […]

Abby Lyn Gillette Fellowship

The Abby Lyn Gillette Fellowship within the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network supports one rising 2L or 3L student spending their summer focused on promoting or improving women’s rights. The Gillette Fellowship was established in honor of the late Abby Lyn […]

Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship

The Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship provides first-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds with awards of $10,000 each, to help cover expenses while working in a public interest law position during the summer after their first year of law school. Selection […]

Mar. 2: Tips on Finding Summer Public Interest Internships

If you are still seeking a 1L summer internship or are just beginning your search for a summer job, please join us for a discussion of how to identify employers who are still seeking to hire summer legal interns.  We […]

Mar. 2: NYU Public Interest Fellowships Application Deadline

The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) is excited to announce the expansion of its PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM. Previously, PILC has awarded one Public Interest Project Fellowship each year to a graduating 3L. This year, PILC will award multiple fellowships, […]

Mar. 3: Getting a Headstart on your 3L Public Interest Job Search

Calling all public interest 2Ls!  During this panel, you will hear from current 3Ls, with diverse interests, who have navigated the public interest post-graduate job search.  Receive job search strategies, learn about different post-graduate opportunities, and hear what 3Ls wish […]

Mar. 3: Public International Law Career Talk

Join PILC and ILS for a lunch talk with speakers discussing about the issues in public international law they are working on, their career trajectory, and how you can prepare for a career in international public interest law. Lunch will […]

Feb. 24: 2020 LLM Public Interest Fellowship Application Deadline

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.  […]

Feb. 25: Tenants’ Rights Movement: Career Opportunities in a Changing Legal Landscape

After New York City adopted the right to counsel for low-income tenants in eviction cases in 2017, the demand for public interest attorneys and litigators at nonprofit legal services organizations has increased dramatically. Join us for a brownbag discussion on what […]

Feb. 25: Pro Bono Scholars Program Externship Info Session

Come learn about NYU Law School’s expanded externship program in conjunction with the New York State Pro Bono Scholars Program (PBSP). The PBSP is a unique program through which graduating law students have the option to spend their final semester […]

Feb. 26: Public Service Benefit

The NYU School of Law Public Interest Law Center, the Law Alumni Association (LAA), and the Law Alumni of Color Association (LACA) invite you to the Public Service Benefit honoring NYU Law’s commitment to supporting public interest students and public service work. Join us for this celebratory and […]

Feb. 28: Public Interest Careers in Technology Panel

Interested in a career in public interest law and technology? Join PILC and the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Technology for a panel discussion with alumni and others to learn more about this varied and important field. Our panel will […]

Feb. 18: Immigration Summer Legal Corps Application Deadline

Low-income immigrants across the U.S. face challenges to accessing legal services, including language barriers, lack of right to counsel, and a shortage of lawyers who understand how to navigate the ever-changing maze of immigration laws. Without access to a qualified […]

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 2020-2021 Masiyiwa-Bernstein fellowships are now open!  Graduating NYU Law 3Ls are invited to apply to […]