American Association for Justice Mike Eidson Scholarship
As the world’s largest trial bar, 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 $5,000.00, 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 plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense 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.
All applicants must be AAJ Law Student Members. Law Students can join at the rate of $15. Student membership applications can be found here.
If you are interested in submitting an application or wish to nominate someone for this scholarship, complete this form, and return it to Catherine Rodman by mail or e-mail by May 1, 2013:
777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington DC 20001
For additional information, please visit the AAJ website.