A Culture of Public Service
NYU offers the most comprehensive public service infrastructure of any law school in the nation.
Public Interest Summer Funding Grants guarantee funding for 1Ls and 2Ls who work in public interest and government positions.
The Loan Repayment Assistance Program encourages qualified students to pursue careers in public service by paying their debt burden in part or in full.
Our Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic lets students spend a semester in Washington, DC, dividing their time between fieldwork in a government agency and classroom study.
Public Interest News in Brief
Leading Edge: Anthony Thompson examines how improvements in legal education can prepare lawyers to be better leadersMore than half of US presidents have been lawyers, as well as more than half of current US senators and more than a third of the current members of the US House of Representatives. In the private...
State attorneys general must stand up to policies and actions from the Trump administration that they view as illegal—but they should also avoid taking a purely reactive stance, New Jersey AG Gurbir...
Former HUD secretary Julián Castro discusses family separation policy, a possible presidential run, and moreJulián Castro, who served as secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration and is currently considering a run for the White House, engaged in conversation with Maria Hinojosa...
The Skadden Fellowship Foundation has named Hugh Baran ’17, Jason Pedraza ’19, Molly Rugg ’19, Gabriela Siegel ’19, and Victoria Wenger ’19 among this year’s 28 fellows. Since 1988, the foundation,...
Public Interest Centers
- Public Interest Law Center
- Brennan Center for Justice
- Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
- Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law
- Center on the Administration of Criminal Law
- Center for Human Rights & Global Justice
- Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
- Center for Labor and Employment Law
- Institute for Policy Integrity
- Migration Policy Institute
- Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement
Furman Public Policy Scholarship
The Furman Public Policy Scholarship, an innovative, challenging and experience-based program, is designed to train and support selected top students who are interested in pursuing careers in the public policy sector.
Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program
The Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program awards fellowships to a small group of third-year students committed to civil liberties and offers them special internships in civil liberties and other human rights organizations. The program has launched the careers of hundreds of important public interest lawyers.