Welcome to the International Refugee Assistance Project!

A Message from the Board

With events like the Syrian refugee crisis and President Trump's executive order on refugee admissions saturating the news, refugee issues are central in the current legal and political climate. The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) assists refugees, as well as other types of immigrants, in various stages of their visa application processes. Since the fall of 2016, more than 100 members of Yale Law's IRAP chapter have represented 37 clients. In addition to representing individuals, IRAP engages with refugee levels at multiple issues, from national policy advocacy to assisting local refugee communities. If you're interested in joining, please visit us at the fall student activities fair or contact one of the chapter directors. We look forward to hearing from you!


The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation, and systemic advocacy, IRAP serves the world's most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.

Gratitude to our Sponsors

The YLS chapter of IRAP is grateful for the generous support of the Gruber Project for Global Justice and Women's Rights.

E: irap@yale.edu

International Refugee Assistance Project

New Haven CT 06520
United States