Penn Law has been a long time partner of The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), the first organization to provide comprehensive legal representation to refugees seeking resettlement. 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 and systemic policy advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders. Penn Law IRAP works in three domains:
1. Casework: Students work under the supervision of local pro bono attorneys and student case managers to directly represent individual refugees overseas seeking resettlement to the US.
2. Intake Program: Students conduct extensive intake interviews to identify individuals most in need of IRAP’s assistance.
3. Community Outreach: Students work with individual refugees or refugee families in the greater Philadelphia area to apply for and gain permanent residency or citizenship status.
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