World Refugee Day
Come learn about the US Resettlement Process and walk in the shoes of a refugee.
Presented by the International Refugee Assistance Project and the Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration (CPIAC) at Northeastern University School of Law.
The International Refugee Assistance Project brings together law students and supervising attorneys to provide comprehensive legal representation to individual refugees seeking resettlement. So far, IRAP has 25 campus chapters and has successfully resettled more than 2,000 refugees in life or death situations, including Iraqis and Afghans at risk for their work as interpreters with the U.S. military, children with medical emergencies, women who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence and survivors of torture. Law students work in teams to prepare visa applications, submit appeals and advocate and empower our clients to successfully negotiate the resettlement process.
The Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration (CPIAC) takes the lead in infusing the law school’s public interest mission into all facets of the student experience. While supporting every aspect of the law school’s commitment to social justice, the center is also launching a variety of programs and initiatives that address broader justice issues in the community, nation and world. The center’s most recent initiative is NUSL Student Volunteers for Justice, which provides law students with volunteer opportunities to help defeat many of the recent federal executive orders and proposed changes in federal law intent on cutting back individual rights and freedoms. Students are providing pro bono legal research and assistance to organizations such as the ACLU’s Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project, Greater Boston Legal Services, GLAD, the National Lawyers Guild and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. The center is also taking the lead in planning is the law school’s 50th anniversary celebration, which will include conversations and events aimed at reimagining the nature of public interest law in the 21st century.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Krentzman Quad, KRENTZMAN QUAD