AAJ LAW STUDENT MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Law Student Resources
You will be able to access information on law school scholarships and networking opportunities. We make communication between law students nationwide easy with our Law Student list server—also accessible through the Law Student Information Web Page.
AAJ’s Annual Student Trial Advocacy Competition
You will be eligible to compete in AAJ’s annual Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC), the nation’s premier mock trial competition. The winning team receives complimentary airfare, hotel accommodation, and registration for AAJ’s Annual Convention. Each team member also receives a $2,000 Stanley Preiser Law Student Award for Trial Advocacy sponsored by the Melvin M. Belli Society and tickets to the Belli Society black tie dinner, held during AAJ’s Annual Convention.
AAJ’s Authoritative Legal Publications
Stay up-to-date with your subscription to TRIAL, AAJ’s award-winning monthly magazine. Your monthly TRIAL e-mail is full of information every well-rounded law student should know, featuring analyses of up-to-date news, cases, and trends in litigation.
Law Student Chapters
Chapter programs contribute to your law school experience and provide resources for your future legal career. AAJ works closely with student chapters and provides lecturers and program ideas. If you are interested in working with AAJ to start a chapter at your school, contact AAJ Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Networking and Education at Conventions
Attend AAJ’s Annual and Winter Conventions, where you will learn about the hottest litigation areas and network with attorneys, judges, and other law students. Enjoy 11 education programs at AAJ’s Winter Convention and nearly 50 programs at Annual Convention, including the Law Student education program with presentations geared specifically to you. You will have the opportunity to learn from those at the top of their field, attend social events, and meet attorneys in all stages of their professional careers. Visit www.justice.org/convention to learn more.
AAJ Education Throughout the Year
Attend select AAJ Continuing Legal Education courses for only the price of the reference materials. AAJ Education seminars and teleseminars will give you insight into different practice areas, how to be an effective advocate, and prepare you for life after law school. You will meet practicing trial lawyers from all over the country and make valuable contacts for your future career. Visit www.justice.org/education or call (800) 622-1791 or (202) 965-3500, ext. 8612 for more information.
AAJ currently has five scholarships designed for law students. The application requirements for each scholarship are different, ensuring all law student members have a chance to apply. While some scholarships offer tuition help, others offer subsidized attendance to AAJ’s educational programming. For more information on scholarships, click here.
How to Join
Yearly dues are reduced to $15 for law students. For more information on how to join, call AAJ’s Membership Department at (800) 424-2727, or click here.