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Through the Public Interest Interview Program (PIIP), Harvard Law School (HLS) welcomes public sector, government and non-profit employers to interview rising 2L and 3L students. Please visit our OCI Program Comparison webpage to determine which recruitment program best suits your organization’s recruiting needs.

  • Dates & Location
    Interviews take place on the Harvard Law School campus from September 6 to 12. Interview dates are assigned by the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) and confirmed with employers during the week of June 6.
  • Recruitment Options
    Employers are welcome to register for either an interview schedule or resume collection.
  • Interview Duration
    Employers have the option of choosing 20- or 30-minute interviews. One schedule of 20-minute interviews allows for 20 interview slots. One schedule of 30-minute interviews allows for 13 interview slots.
  • Grades
    For information on grades, please visit our HLS Grading Policy.
  • Fees
    There are no fees assessed for participating in this program.

2016 Key Dates



April 1 to August 1 Employer Registration Period
Contact Micah Nemiroff at to register.
Week of June 6 Interview Dates Released
August 17 to 23 Employer Application Review Period
September 3 Interview Schedules Released.
September 5 Labor Day
September 6 First day of fall classes for 2Ls & 3Ls
September 6 to 12 PIIP Interviews at Harvard Law School
September 12 Resume Collection results sent to employers

Recruitment Policies

All employers participating in PIIP will be expected to comply with Harvard Law School’s Recruiting Policies & Guidelines and NALP Timing Guidelines. NALP member employers must complete the Pro Bono section of the NALP Form by August 1.


Please direct questions to Micah Nemiroff, Assistant Director for Programs and Operations, at or 617-496-8235.