The core purpose of the Public Interest Corps is to provide support to public interest-minded 1Ls and new transfer students. PIC aims to bring students together around a common commitment to public interest law and to foster a strong sense of community, belonging, and inspiration among its members. 

Community-building activities depend on the needs and interests of PIC members, but examples may include community service projects, conversations with upper-level students doing social justice work, and regular unstructured opportunities for forming and deepening social connection (e.g. coffee gatherings, neighborhood walks, game nights).

PIC does not specifically focus on public interest career programming (because public interest career programming and support are made available through OPICS to all students, regardless of PIC membership). PIC serves as a space where students can find peer support, resources, and inspiration from other students whose motivations for pursuing a law degree are similarly rooted in public service – recognizing the tangible and intangible needs that exist for public interest-minded students in their first year of law school, beyond the nuts and bolts of career exploration and job searching.


Through a steering committee consisting of PIC student leaders partnering with OPICS staff, PIC offers students the opportunity to play a leading role in the vision, design, and execution of program offerings in the Spring of their first year at Georgetown and beyond. 

Interested in PIC? All 1Ls and new transfer students will be invited to sign up for the PIC listserv to learn about events and activities starting early in the fall semester.