Fordham Law School’s motto “In the service of others” is reflected in all aspects of the Law School experience. Whether you want to pursue a career path in public service at a nonprofit, NGO, or government agency—or you simply want to make a difference by doing pro bono work—Fordham offers an abundance of support, from the counselors in the CPC to the Public Interest Resource Center and the Faculty Fellowship Committee. Your journey begins with one-on-one counseling with us or the counselors in PIRC. You can then continue to explore paths and navigate the public service job search through our resources.
Our programming, in conjunction with PIRC’s as well as the Law School’s centers and institutes, provides you with the opportunity to meet attorneys in public service, often alumni.
Are you thinking about a public service fellowship? In collaboration with PIRC, a committee of faculty members will mentor you through the process.
Not sure you want to pursue a career path in public service but want to effect change? Fordham Law has a vast array of options for you to explore and in which you can get involved during your time here.
The PIRC-sponsored student groups, the Stein Center for Law and Ethics, the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, and the Feerick Center for Social Justice represent just a few of the myriad outlets for Fordham lawyers to make a difference.