Inspiring the Next Generation of Human Rights Lawyers
Through our unique student-centered model, IRAP trains the next generation of lawyers to become informed civil servants and community leaders with deep respect for human rights and the rule of law. We have trained more than 1,200 law students in the intricacies of immigration law and refugee advocacy, affording these students hands-on legal experience, a practicum with skilled litigators at top law firms, education in legal ethics, and knowledge of international law and society.
When students complete law school and their work at IRAP chapters, they join a growing cohort of attorneys that understand the challenges surrounding immigration and human rights law, and are poised to play a role in increasing the availability of legal aid for refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Many go on to volunteer as IRAP supervising attorneys, creating a direct pipeline of legal talent.