Benjamin S. Schenk
Miami, FL – July 31, 2019
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Leesfield/AAJ Law Student Scholarship Program, which began in 1994 and endowed in perpetuity. Althea T. Kippes from Golden State University School of Law, and now an active AAJ member, was the first recipient of this grant.
At the American Association for Justice Annual Convention held on July 26-30 in San Diego, we proudly recognized two distinguished law students, Alejandra Escobar and Benjamin S. Schenk, as our 29th and 30th recipients, who exemplify a high commitment to trial advocacy and the preservation of the civil justice system.
This award includes registration for the convention, providing an excellent opportunity to participate in workshops and events while networking with the most distinguished trial lawyers in the country.
Alejandra is a second year law student at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she is President of the Latinx Law Student Association, the 2018 1L Mock Trial Winner, and twice on the Dean’s List (Fall 2017 and Fall 2018).
She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, in Political Science with a Minor in Justice Studies from Northeastern Illinois University. Alejandra is a volunteer translator with the John Marshall International Human Rights Clinic while finding time to coach a 1L mock trial team at John Marshall’s Law School annual mock trial competition. Alejandra is a dedicated law student and has a passion to contribute to the well-being of her community and eager to advocate for her future clients.
Benjamin S. Schenk is also a second year law student at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was chosen to receive the Dean’s Outstanding Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship awarded to “admitted students with superb academic credentials and academic promise.” He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Dartmouth College, having majored in Government. He was the President of Dartmouth’s oldest co-educational Senior Society. We proudly congratulate Alejandra and Benjamin for their exemplary accomplishments.