Loeb & Loeb is pleased to announce that Jason Lilien, co-chair of the firm’s Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations practice, was selected to be “Principal For A Day” at the High School for Law and Public Service in Manhattan, New York, in a program coordinated by PENCIL. Based in New York City, PENCIL connects public school students to the business community with the aim of opening eyes, minds and doors.
“I was thrilled and proud to be selected as ‘Principal For A Day’ at the High School for Law and Public Service and see firsthand the wonderful work being done in our public schools,” Jason said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to connect with students who are interested in the justice system and to be a resource for them to understand what I do as a lawyer and the path that led me to my career in law.”
Jason’s day as principal, which occurred on May 19, consisted of shadowing the school’s principal and speaking to and connecting with students and teachers. Among his activities, Jason sat in on a law class discussing the Rockefeller Drug Laws and participated in a meeting of the school’s student government cabinet.In 1995, PENCIL was founded with the goal of raising awareness about public education by inviting civic and business leaders into New York City public schools. PENCIL makes it easy for business professionals, educators and students to work together—in schools and the workplace. The nonprofit’s programs, including in-school partnerships, mentoring, internships and immersive experiences like Principal For A Day, create targeted opportunities to make a real difference in the classroom and beyond. PENCIL strives to provide students with access to the relationships, skills and opportunities that support their success.