Public Interest Law Center (PILC) Fellowship

05/22/2014 5:11 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

NYU School of Law invites applications for its new Public Interest Law Center (PILC) Fellowship. This will be a full time, two year position, commencing in June 2014.


The Fellow will further develop and manage the Law School's New York State Bar Pro Bono program (for both LLM and JD students), counsel recent public interest graduates who are still seeking permanent employment, coordinate the LLM post-graduate International Finance and Development Fellowship Program, and oversee the Public Service Auction.  The Fellow will also develop and undertake a research project of their choice with a Professor or Center at NYU, dependent on PILC and faculty approval.


Selection Criteria

A primary law degree (JD, LLB or other) is required, and secondary degree (LLM, PHD or other) preferred. 2+ years’ of post-graduate legal work experience is preferred, with experience in management, program development and pro bono and/or public interest work preferred.
Preference will be given to creative, energetic candidates who demonstrate:

·         deep commitment to, and strong substantive knowledge of, public interest law;
·         excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to interact with and convey information to a diverse population;

·         networking skills, with the initiative and ability to reach out to organizations and attend events on behalf of PILC;
·         high levels of organization and self-motivation to successfully juggle multiple tasks and priorities; and
·         vision for a particular research project, or specific project area.


Selection Process

Applicants should email their cover letter and resume (in one PDF document attachment) to with the subject line “NYU Public Interest Law Center Fellowship Application”. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but are strongly encouraged to apply by May 15, 2014.

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