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
The launch event for the most recent edition of the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy’s State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report, published annually since 2001 and...
As a Root-Tilden-Kern scholar at NYU Law, Johnathan Smith ’07 knew that he wanted to use his legal career to fight for civil rights and racial and social justice. Ten years in, Smith has...
Chantá Parker ’06 works to improve the country’s public defense systems. Chantá Parker ’06 defines herself as a “helper.” And it is through this lens, she says, that she relates to the world. That...
A Powerhouse for Advocacy: At NYU Law, the Brennan Center for Justice, founded in honor of a Supreme Court legend, uses a multipronged approach to pursue social justiceNYU Law’s Brennan Center for Justice was unique from its inception. Founded through the efforts of dozens of US Supreme Court Justice William Brennan Jr.’s former clerks, who raised $5 million for...
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
Summer Funding Grants
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.