International Refugee Assistance Project

The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) is a national, student-driven organization where law students and pro bono supervising attorneys work together to help refugees from the Middle East and North Africa apply for resettlement to safe, new countries. IRAP National, located in New York, oversees student chapters in twenty-six law schools, which have resettled over 3,000 refugees since 2008.  

The UCI Law chapter of IRAP was launched in 2010 by two students in our inaugural class who helped gain the release of an Iraqi Christian held in immigration detention in Southern California. The UCI chapter has continued to expand its work by resettling Middle Eastern and North African refugees in the United States and assisting those who have been wrongfully denied resettlement. 

Today, the world faces a humanitarian crisis the likes of which has not been seen since World War II.  IRAP at UCI Law believes that we must do all we can to empower and assist displaced men, women, and children across the globe.  


For more information regarding IRAP @ UCI, please contact:

Alexis Paschedag Federico

Alex McIntosh

For more information regarding IRAP National, please contact

If you are interested in donating to IRAP at UCI, please visit the following link  and select “LAW - School of Law” for area of support, then select “IRAP" under Gift Designation.


IRAP National page: