• Public Service Law

    Leaders in Public Service
    Cardozo's commitment to public service is in the school's DNA. Students discuss their experiences in public service, and the impact on their studies of the public service stipend program.

The Cardozo Center for Public Service Law initiates and coordinates Cardozo activities in the areas of public service and public interest, including panels and symposia, clinics, career opportunities, internships, clerkships, public interest stipends, post-graduate fellowships, and the loan repayment assistance program, along with new and creative initiatives.

The mission of the Center is to: increase public service employment opportunities for students and alumni; to foster a supportive atmosphere in the law school for public service activities and programs; and to encourage all students to participate in pro bono and community service activities. 

The Director and the Assistant Director of the Public Service Law Center work closely with public service programs, centers, journals and student organizations within the law school.  The Center develops programs and outreach to government agencies, federal and state judges and courts, and not-for-profit agencies. The Center's programs are administered jointly with the Office of Career Services.

There is nothing more important for lawyers, law students, and law professors than serving the greater public good. The Center for Public Service Law helps immeasurably in emphasizing the Law School's commitment to this ideal and in helping students find meaningful ways to engage in public service.