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International Refugee Assistance Project

The University of Connecticut School of Law Chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP at UConn Law) provides legal representation to individual refugees seeking resettlement.  IRAP organizes law students and attorneys to provide legal representation and policy advocacy on behalf of Iraqi refugees seeking resettlement, and to assist those who have resettled.

IRAP is the first organization to provide comprehensive legal representation to individual refugees seeking resettlement.  IRAP has successfully resettled more than 1000 refugees in life or death situations, including Iraqis at risk for their work as interpreters with the U.S. military, children with medical emergencies, women who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence and survivors of torture.  War and sectarian violence in Iraq forced thousands to flee for their lives and become stranded in other Middle East countries.  But the process of gaining admittance to the few western countries that accept them is difficult and IRAP at UConn Law aims to assist these refugees in their time of need.

Officers 2019-2020

President: Alexandria Madjeric
Vice President: Maryam Bitar
Case Manager: Katie Cason
Treasurer: Donald Anderson
Secretary: Danielle Schmalz
Outreach Coordinator: Maxfield Fey

Officers 2018-2019

President: Maegan Faitsch
Vice-President: Elaf Al-Wohaibi
Case Manager: Alexandria Madjeric 
Treasurer: Adam Antar
Secretary: Maryam Bitar 

Officers 2017-2018

President: Paul Milliken
Case Manager: Maegan Faitsch
Treasurer: Emma Hale
Secretary: Tatyana Marugg
Outreach Chair: Aaron Frankel

Officers 2016-2017

President: Michael Knortz
Case Manager: Sara Bonaiuto
Secretary: Jessica Colombo
Treasurer: Christopher Finch
Events Coordinator: Taylor Eagan

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