Alexandra Zaretsky is an Equal Justice Works Fellow with IRAP’s Litigation Department. In this role, she works on impact litigation in U.S. courts to advance and defend the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and other people in need of humanitarian relocation.
Alexandra graduated Order of the Coif from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she received a Certificate of Specialization in International Law. She was an Associate Editor on the California Law Review and External Supervising Editor on the Berkeley Journal of International Law. During law school, Alexandra worked on impact litigation as a participant in Berkeley’s International Human Rights Law Clinic and as an extern at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. She previously interned with IRAP’s U.S. Legal Services team and worked as a summer associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she helped prepare a Supreme Court amicus brief in support of transgender rights.
Alexandra holds a B.A. in English and History from Northwestern University.