Rebecca Heller

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Rebecca Heller

2010 Global Fellow
Founder of International Refugee Assistance Project

Rebecca Heller 2010 Global Fellow

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Create a system of legal representation for refugees living in dangerous situations overseas in order to ensure their timely resettlement in a safe third country.



Becca Heller is a former Fulbright Scholar who has worked with refugees in both humanitarian and legal contexts in Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East. She is currently the director of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), a student-led organization that provides legal advocacy for Iraqi refugees, which she co-founded while a second-year student at Yale Law School. She has since received a Skadden Fellowship to continue her work with IRAP full time. Becca graduated from Yale Law School in 2010, but continues her work there as a visiting clinical lecturer in law.

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  • 2010
  • Global Fellow
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Middle East

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