Cardozo is deeply committed to instilling in students an understanding of the critical role of public service in the practice of law. The Center for Public Service Law brings together a variety of projects and programs to enhance public service opportunities for students and graduates, including professional employment, clerkships, internships, symposia, public service funding programs and job fairs. A wildly successful Public Service Auction helps fund summer stipends for students working at public service organizations and not-for-profits. The auction raised a record $600,000 in 2012, providing summer stipends to 241 students.
Postgraduate fellowships are awarded to selected recent graduates for part-time work in public service legal positions. The Public Service Scholars program, the Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal, and the Public Interest Law Students Association are just a few of the diverse extracurricular offerings that make Cardozo's public service law program so special.
For more information on Cardozo's Center for Public Service Law, contact its director, Leslie Thrope.