At the American Association for Justice Annual Convention in Boston held on July 22, 2017, the Leesfield Family Foundation awarded its 26th and 27th Leesfield/AAJ Law Student Scholarships to two highly qualified law students, Heather M. Schneider and Gina Rosemarie Simeone.
Heather is a recent graduate with honors from New England Law|Boston. As the first in her family to graduate college, her goal is to pursue a legal career addressing the challenges of poverty and discrimination of disadvantaged children and families. Her childhood experience with financial hardship has empowered her to help disadvantaged children and families through involvement in organizations that provide access to justice, such as Pennsylvania Innocence Project, Wills for Heroes, Big Brother/Big Sister and Children’s International.
Gina’s experience as a nationally competitive gymnast taught her the importance of discipline, perseverance and a hard work ethic. She obtained her B. A. in Media & Communications from Ursinus College, Collegevilla, PA. She recently completed her second year at Suffolk University Law School concentrating in trial and appellate advocacy. She serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Bearing Witness Journal and Philanthropy Chair of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Her affiliations include the Women’s Law Association, Boston Bar Association and American Bar Association.
We proudly congratulate these outstanding law students for their passion and dedication to the rule of law.