AAJ Trial Advocacy Scholarship

Open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school, this $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.


Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 Trial Advocacy Scholarship: 

Matthew Holmes
Syracuse University College of Law
Syracuse, NY

Past Recipients

2013:

Kyle Peasley

2012:

Shawna Booth


2015 Cycle

AAJ will begin accepting applications for this scholarship in February, 2015. Please contact AAJ Education with questions at 202-684-9563 or by email at education@justice.org

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best:

  1. Demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in AAJ student chapter activities;
  2. Expresses a desire to represent victims;
  3. Exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy;
  4. Shows a financial need for the scholarship.

Applications must include the following:

  • A resumé
  • A statement of financial need
  • A 500-word essay on how you meet the criteria
  • Up to three (3) recommendations from a faculty adviser, trial advocacy professor, dean, AAJ member, or trial lawyer; and
  • A completed form verifying your student status.

Download and print out the form

Every applicant must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered.