Scholarships | The American Association For Justice

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) Law Student Scholarships

The 2019 Scholarship cycle has closed. The 2020 Scholarship season will begin in February 2020. 

AAJ has four scholarships available for qualified law students.

  • Richard D. Hailey Scholarship
    AAJ's Minority Caucus will award a $5,000 scholarship to a minority Law Student Member who is entering his or her first, second, or third year of law school. Additionally, the winner will be provided travel and accommodations to attend the AAJ Annual Convention.

  • Trial Advocacy Scholarship
    The Trial Advocacy Scholarship is open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second or third year of law school. This $3,000 scholarship award to the applicant who best demonstrates Interest and proficiency in trial advocacy skills and a desire to represent those who have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of others.

  • Leesfield/AAJ Scholarship
    The Leesfield scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at the AAJ Annual Convention. This scholarship is available to first-and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.

  • Mike Eidson Scholarship
    The Mike Edison Scholarship awards $5,000 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, to the concept of a fair trial, to the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The recipient must attend AAJ Annual Convention. Travel and accommodations will be provided.

If you have questions about your scholarship status, please email