Gruber Project for Global Justice and Women’s Rights


The Gruber Project for Global Justice and Women’s Rights supports clinical and experiential learning initiatives at Yale Law School that foster student and faculty participation in direction efforts to advance global justice and/or women’s rights.  Currently, the Gruber Project supports four initiatives. 

The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) at the Urban Justice Center represents refugee families crossing the United States - Mexico border to flee life-threatening conditions. ASAP uses innovative methods to bring legal aid services to places where there are few or no legal aid lawyers, including border detention facilities and rural communities across the United States. 

The Global Health Justice Partnership an innovative, interdisciplinary program hosted jointly by Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health which are working at the interface of human rights, health, and social justice. GHJP seeks to train the next generation of scholars and practitioners to tackle the complex, interdisciplinary challenges of global health justice.

The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) which organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy.

Lastly, the Gruber Program is expanding its support of experiential learning opportunities to include the Family Violence Clinical Project.  This project will provide opportunities for students to assist individuals who are in abusive relationships to obtain protection through the legal system. Supervised by YLS clinical faculty and attorneys from New Haven Legal Assistance, students will be able to develop practical legal skills and help their clients navigate judicial process.

Past projects have also included support to the Veterans Legal Services Clinic that provides litigation and advocacy work on behalf of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN). This work is aimed at persuading the U.S. Department of Defense to vigorously address military sexual trauma within the ranks.