Ryan Corbett, 2016 Graduate Scholar
Ryan Corbett attends Boston University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts and just finished her second year. Before starting law school, she worked at the African Refugee Development Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, working with and helping asylum seekers reunite with family members abroad, and apply for refugee status. This first sparked her interest in international refugee law and she has been working in that field ever since. After her first year in law school, Ryan traveled to Cairo, Egypt to work at the Refugee Legal Aid Project at St. Andrew’s Refugee Services. There, she assisted asylum seekers in their appeals for refugee status as well as helped with resettlement applications and appeals. During her second year of law school, she worked at the Human Trafficking Clinic at BU School of Law. Ryan also started the BU Law chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and is currently the chapter Director. She was also recently elected Editor-in- Chief of the BU School of Law International Law Journal. This summer, Ryan will travel to Washington D.C. to work with the Caribbean Protection Unit of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. There, she will be drafting refugee status determination and appeal decisions for asylum seekers in the Caribbean region, as well as drafting advisory opinions requested by Caribbean governments for pending asylum claims.