Sponsored by AAJ, and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship awards $1,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s 2020 Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. AAJ's Annual Convention is a great opportunity for the scholarship recipient to network with top trial lawyers from around the country, attend CLE programs, and meet members of AAJ's New Lawyer DIvision (NLD). This scholarship is available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.
Scholarship Applications open on February 1, 2020. Applications are due May 15, 2020.
Applications must include the following:
- A resumé
- A statement of financial need
- A 500-word written request substantiating the applicant's commitment to preserving the civil justice system.
- Up to three (3) recommendations from a faculty adviser, trial advocacy professor, dean, AAJ member, or trial lawyer; and
- A completed form verifying your student status.
Every applicant must be an AAJ law student member (join here) and enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Submit applications to:
AAJ Membership Department
777 6th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Please contact the AAJ Membership Department with questions at 800-424-2727 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Leesfield/AAJ Scholarship:
John Marshall School of Law
University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, CA
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
New England Law
Gina Rosemarie Simeone
Suffolk University Law School
Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, CA
UNT Dallas College of Law
Univeristy of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Gabriela M. Schultz