Lamya Agarwala

Lamya Agarwala is a Staff Attorney with the Legal Services Department at IRAP. In this role, Lamya provides direct legal assistance to refugees and displaced persons globally.

Prior to joining IRAP, she was a fellow with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. In law school, Lamya served as the chapter director for the NYU Law IRAP chapter, was a student attorney with the Federal Defenders of New York, and externed with the Policing Project at NYU.  Lamya also interned with Kids in Need of Defense, where she served unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings. She additionally interned with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security program, conducting research for policy reports and litigation.

Lamya holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior, as well as in Criminology, Law, and Society, from the University of California, Irvine.

Lamya is a member of the New York bar.