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Jimmy Gorman Memorial Law Scholarship

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Project ended on April 28, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Jimmy Gorman Memorial Law Scholarship

This campaign has concluded, but if you would like to still make a gift to support School of Law Scholarships in memory of Jimmy Gorman, please click here and select the ‘I am making a gift in honor or memory of someone’ option at the bottom of the page.


Please join us in making a gift to support University of Kansas Law Scholarships in memory of Jimmy, so that we can make the KU Law experience a reality for other deserving students. The initial scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year, and will be named the Jimmy Gorman Memorial Law Scholarship if we successfully reach our $5,000 goal. The more we raise in celebration of the life of our friend, the greater impact we will have on future Jayhawks.


James M. “Jimmy” Gorman

Jimmy Gorman passed away on September 2, 2015 at the age of 23, early in his second year at KU School of Law. He was a Rice Scholar, attending KU Law on a full scholarship awarded for outstanding academic credentials and proven leadership abilities.

Jimmy loved KU Law. He was a staff editor on the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, and was active in the SBA. Jimmy also served as an International Writing Fellow, assisting KU’s Doctor of Juridical Science candidates and editing their dissertations. He truly enjoyed legal writing, trial advocacy and debating the law with his professors and 2L classmates.

Jimmy spent his final summer as a legal intern with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He planned to practice law in the Kansas City area, and enjoyed volunteering with his church, and in the community.

Jimmy grew up in Leawood, and attended Rockhurst High School. In 2014, he earned degrees in Finance and Accounting, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Creighton University. There, he was a Heider School of Business Scott Scholar, president of the Greek Standards Board and a tax preparation and youth volunteer.

Jimmy spent his free time running, lifting weights, reading and hanging out with family and friends. He was a movie quote expert, an aspiring novelist and a KC Royals fanatic.