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Law Students

Leesfield Law Student Scholarship

Upcoming Deadline

The 2022 application cycle is now closed. The 2023 application cycle will open in February.

Leesfield Law Student Scholarship

Applications are accepted from February 1 to May 1.

Sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship awards $1,500 to a first- or second-year law student and is to help subsidize the Law Student Member's attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention.

AAJ's Annual Convention is a wonderful opportunity for law students to build the foundation for success as a trial lawyer. Network with top trial lawyers from around the country, learn about cutting-edge trial advocacy issues at CLE programs, and meet members of AAJ's New Lawyer Division (NLD). 

Application Process

To apply, you must be an AAJ Law Student member (join here), be enrolled in an ABA-approved law school, and submit a complete application package.

Your application package should include:

  • Resume
  • Statement of financial need
  • 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
  • Student status verification form [PDF]

Submit your complete application to membership@justice.org.  All documents should be attached to one email. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Please note, the recipient of this scholarship must attend AAJ's Annual Convention to accept the award. Convention registration and a travel stipend are included with the scholarship.

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