Alaa Majeed

Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law


Alaa Majeed is a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and a Client and Legal Services Specialist at the International Refugee Assistance Project, where she has previously been a Casework Coordinator, Caseworker, and Interpreter.

FULL BIOGRAPHY
Alaa Majeed

Contact Information



Education & Curriculum Vitae


B.A., Almustasiriyah University, 1997

Courses Taught


  • International Refugee Assistance Project

Alaa Majeed is a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and a Client and Legal Services Specialist at the International Refugee Assistance Project, where she has previously been a Casework Coordinator, Caseworker, and Interpreter. Since 2010, she has also served as a freelance consultant and interpreter, interfacing between clients who are refugees and more than 30 pro bono law firms. In addition to extensive experience in immigration law, Majeed’s career includes more than a decade of international reporting. Majeed covered human rights, women and children, and refugee issues in Iraq for a wide range of publications and outlets, which include Al-Jazeera English, CBS 60 Minutes, The Christian Science Monitor, Free Speech Radio News, The Nation, National Public Radio, The New Yorker, The Independent, United Press International, and The Sunday Times. Her journalistic work has received support from the International Media Women Foundation, which recognized Majeed with its 2008 Courage in Journalism Award, and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. From 2008–2009, Majeed was a Journalist in Residence at the City University of New York. She graduated from Almustasiriyah University in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1997.