Kate List

Kate List is IRAP’s Legal Services Director.  In this role Kate oversees IRAP’s worldwide Legal Services team, which represents refugees and other displaced people who seek protection and safety, whether through resettlement, family reunification or other humanitarian pathways.

Kate has been at IRAP since 2014, serving as Middle East Field Director based in Beirut, Lebanon prior to her current position.  Before joining IRAP, Kate worked in the Refugee Protection Department of Human Rights First in Washington, D.C., was a CASA (Center for Arabic Study Abroad) Fellow in Damascus, Syria and a Fulbright Scholar in Rabat, Morocco.

Kate graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law where she co-founded and directed Penn’s IRAP chapter, directed the Immigrant Rights Project, was Associate Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Change, and received a Master’s Degree in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations.  Kate received her BA in Political Science, Comparative Literature, and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations from the University of Chicago, where she was a Student Marshall and member of Phi Beta Kappa, President of the Foundation for International Relations Education, and Captain of the Women’s Rowing Team.

Kate is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and co-author of Witnesses of the Unseen:  Seven Years in Guantanamo (Redwood Press 2017).