Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarship

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Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships

The 2014 Scholarship Application Deadline Has Passed.

These scholarships are open to all incoming first, second, and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and biracial AAJ Law Student Members.

Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who best meet the criteria listed, but not limited to, below:

  • Exhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy
  • Express a desire to represent victims
  • Demonstrate a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities
  • Show a financial need for the scholarship

Applications must include the following:

  • A resumé
  • A 500-word essay on how you meet the criteria
  • Two recommendations from a faculty adviser, trial advocacy professor, dean, AAJ member, or trial lawyer (must be submitted with application)
  • A completed form verifying your student status. Download and print form.
  • Every applicant must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The application deadline has passed.

Up to six $1,000 tuition assistance scholarships will be awarded in the summer of 2014!

Submit scholarship application to:

American Association for Justice
Attn: The Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships
777 6th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001



Congratulations to the 2014 Richard D. Hailey Scholarship recipients: 

Portia Britt, University of Missouri, School of Law

Ka’Nea Brooks, Emory Law School

Avvennett Gezahan, St. Louis University, School of Law

Jiali "Keli" Huang, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law

Michael Park, University of Illinois, College of Law

Monique Peterkin, Howard University, School of Law



The American Association for Justice
777 6th Street, NW, Ste 200 • Washington, DC  20001 • 800.424.2725 or 202.965.3500

© 2014 AAJ