Public Interest Law Center

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PILC Programs

The Public Interest Law Center (“PILC”) was created in 2008 to bring together the Law School’s many public interest activities and programs, support students in their aspirations to become public interest attorneys, and to provide comprehensive public interest career development services. The PILC assists students to secure summer internships and post graduate fellowships and offers a full calendar of career panels, speakers, and workshops. The PILC's Public Interest Summer Fellowship provides funds for students working at unpaid summer internships ranging from direct legal services to marginalized communities to international human rights to district attorneys offices to environmental advocacy. Our Pro Bono Justice Program offers opportunities for students to get off campus and into the community, where they provide legal assistance in areas ranging from mortgage foreclosure and predatory lending to domestic violence, consumer credit, and community.

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2018 Alumna Sarah Cinquemani, Assistant Attorney, NYS DEC

Sarah Cinquemani graduated from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in 2018. She started her career as a New York State Excelsior Fellow with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In October 2019, Sarah became an Assistant Attorney with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany. In her role, she serves as a program attorney for the Division of Water working on the NYC Watershed and water quality issues.

Click here to read Sarah's full story. 

Our Staff


Elyse Diamond

Director, Public Service Careers and Environmental Law Programs Career Specialist


Elizabeth L. Carline

Assistant Director, Career Counseling

Staff Video Introduction

Elyse Diamond