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Mike Eidson Law Student Scholarship

This award was founded by AAJ's Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 1998 and named in honor of AAJ's past-President Mike Eidson.

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Upcoming Deadline

The 2022 application cycle is now closed. The 2023 application cycle will open in February.

Mike Eidson Law Student Scholarship

Applications are accepted from February 1 to May 1.

Each year, the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus awards a $5,000 scholarship to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.  Additionally, the winner receives a registration and travel stipend to attend the AAJ Annual Convention.

Application Process

To apply, you must be an AAJ Law Student member (join here), be enrolled in an ABA-approved law school, and submit a complete application package.

Your application package should include:

  • Scholarship application [PDF], including the student verification form
  • Resume
  • Letter explaining your interest in a career as a trial lawyer, your dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and how you have demonstrated this

Submit your complete application to membership@justice.org.  All documents should be attached to one email. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Please note, the recipient of this scholarship must attend AAJ's Annual Convention to accept the award. Convention registration and a travel stipend are included with the scholarship.

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Ways to Give

This scholarship is made possible by AAJ's Women Trial Lawyer Caucus fundraising efforts and through generous contributions made by AAJ's trial lawyers. Donate Today