American Association of Justice – Mike Eidson Scholarship
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights—particularly the right to trial by jury—and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. AAJ fights daily to protect the civil justice system against corporations and powerful individuals.
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff lawyer or criminal defense lawyer and a 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.
This scholarship is only for current 2L women pursuing criminal litigation.
In order to be awarded this scholarship, you must be present at AAJ's Annual Convention on (July 11-14, 2020) in Washington, D.C. Your travel and accommodations will be paid for as part of the award.
Applications must include the following:
- A completed application form.
- A letter explaining your interest in a career as a trial lawyer, and your dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and how you have demonstrated this
- A resume
- A completed form verifying your student status.
If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, complete the form below and return to AAJ by mail at AAJ Membership Department, Mike Eidson Scholarship, 777 6th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2020.