Upon deciding to enter the field of Law, most students are aware that it is a lot of work and studying. They know that they need to spend the majority of their time keeping up with classes so they do what they can to find income so that they do not have to work jobs outside of school. One of the major sources of income for students in this field is Law scholarships. Law scholarships are available at most colleges and universities that have a Law program. While some of the scholarships may apply to that particular school other will apply to different fields of study within the Law program.
The American Association for Justice (the AAJ) is one of the major organizations that Law students would do well to be a part of. They offer many benefits to students of Law, including scholarships. The Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship is open to students who are part of the student portion of the AAJ as well as to students who are attending Law school in the Chicago, Illinois area. Student must include an essay of 500 words on the following topic: "If you had the power to make one permanent change that would substantially improve our civil justice system, what change would you make and why?" They should also include a resume and cover letter, a transcript, and a letter of recommendation from the Dean of the Law school. Recipients of this award will receive $3,000. The Trial Advocacy Scholarship is available to second and third year Law students who are student members of the AAJ. Eligible applicants must have demonstrated a large degree of activity with the student chapters of the AAJ and dedication to AAJ's mission. The must have a desire to represent the causes of victims and have a financial need. A recommendation from the Dean, a trial advocacy professor, or a faculty advisor should be included along with an essay that explains how they meet the criteria should be included with the application forms. The applicant who best suits the criteria will receive $2,500.
Other Law scholarships are available through the AAJ including a scholarship for minorities and scholarships for women. The AAJ is only one of the associations that Law students can receive scholarships through though and student should get information from the Financial Awards office at their campus as well as examining online sources of scholarship information.