Leesfield/AAJ Scholarship

Sponsored by AAJ, and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. AAJ's Annual Convention is a great opportunity for the winner 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.

Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 Leesfield Scholarship: 

Brenda Kathurima
​Univeristy of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Baltimore, MD

Past Recipients


Adam Birka-White


Gabriela M. Schultz

2015 Cycle 

AAJ will begin accepting applications for this scholarship beginning in February, 2015. Please contact AAJ Education with questions at 202-684-9563 or by email at: education@justice.org.

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.

Download and print out the form