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International Refugee Assistance Project

The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation, and systemic advocacy, IRAP serves the world's most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders. Since its founding in 2008, IRAP has helped resettle over 4000 refugees and their families to 18 different countries and has trained over 2000 law students and lawyers in the process. Fordham University School of Law is one of IRAP's 30 student chapters across the United States and Canada.

2020-2021 Board Members

Kimya Zahedi Chapter Director

Winn Periyasamy Class of 2023 Policy Director

Michelle Avelar Events Director

Rebecca Davis Community Manager

Emma McCarthy Secretary

Anne Wattenmaker Treasurer

Abigail Krusemark Class of 2021 3L Advisor

Giulia La Scala Class of 2021 3L Advisor

Kelly Lai Class of 2021 3L Advisor

Avi Rothfield Class of 2021 3L Advisor

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PIRC Student Groups Office

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, Lower Level,
Room LL-101, New York, NY 10023