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AAML Foundation News: Leonard Loeb Scholarship Awarded



The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation announced the award of its prestigious Leonard Loeb Family Law Scholarship to Ms. Kelsey Mullins at its annual meeting.  The scholarship is in memory of our distinguished fellow, Leonard Loeb, who practiced law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for many years.  The scholarship has been awarded annually since Leonard’s passing.  He built a national reputation in family law and served as President of the National American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chair of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association and President of the Wisconsin State Bar.   


Nominations for this scholarship come from faculty at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Leonard’s alma mater.  A nominee must have demonstrated their interest in practicing family law and have high academic standing.  The nominee must be a 2nd or 3rd year student in need of funds.  They must be active within the law school community and have volunteered in clinical programs helping the needy and victims of Domestic Violence. 


Ms. Kelsey Mullins satisfies these criteria.  She is a 2L, Dean’s List student, in the top 7% of her class and serves on the Wisconsin Law Review.  She is also a candidate for a Master of Social Work Degree at Wisconsin.  Ms. Mullins’ goal is to advocate for people facing barriers accessing the legal system.  She has taught English to adult recent immigrants and tutored high school English language learners in literary skills and creative writing.  In law school, she is learning effective advocacy working with the Family Court Clinic.  Ms. Mullins has a case load of clients she assists in divorce and paternity matters including pro se litigants at the Dane County Courthouse, helping them fill out forms and explaining the process.  She also works with survivors of domestic violence.  It is notable that Kelsey is President of the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Children’s Justice Project, and works as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).  Her receipt of our $5,000 scholarship enables Kelsey to continue to pursue her career helping families.  She is a worthy recipient.  

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