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 2018 midterm elections saw high turnout from voters as the Democrats gained control of the US House of Representatives, Republicans strengthened their majority in the US Senate, and several...
NYU School of Law’s Family Defense Clinic (FDC), which seeks to protect and expand due process rights of families involved with the child welfare system, has received a generous gift from Elie...
Deborah Archer recalls that when she was eight years old, someone spray-painted “KKK” on the garage of her family’s Windsor, Connecticut home. Archer, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, says it...
Once again, lawyers are on the front lines of the battles over US immigration policy. This summer, when a new Trump administration policy led to between 2,500 and 3,000 children being separated from...
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.