Law Students

Trial Advocacy Law Student Scholarship

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Trial Advocacy Law Student Scholarship

The 2024 application cycle has closed.

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

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in AAJ student chapter activities
  • Expresses a desire to represent those who have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of others
  • Promotes accountability and safety
  • Exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy
  • Shows a financial need for the scholarship 

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.

To submit your application, you will complete an online form and upload the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Statement of financial need
  • 500-word personal statement explaining how you meet the criteria described above
  • Up to three (3) recommendations from a faculty adviser, trial advocacy professor, dean, AAJ member, or trial lawyer; and
  • Law student verification form [PDF]

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

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