On July 14th, St. Thomas University School of Law rising 3L Mary Rojas, received the American Association for Justice 2020 Mike Eidson Scholarship.
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it.
The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student. Award recipients demonstrate a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with a dedication to upholding and defending the Constitution’s principles, 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.
Mary Rojas received this award in the presence of 120+ women trial lawyers and some allies from throughout the nation in a virtual ceremony.
“It was exciting to be a part of this meeting and will be joining a virtual happy hour later on tonight. The meeting also announced the incoming executive board for the Caucus, and I am happy to share that Laura Yaeger is the incoming Chair and a proud STU Alum.
A special thank you to Ms. Randle, who worked with me on my resume to submit an updated and clean copy – they mentioned they were impressed with it – both the content and the organization. Once again, thank you to the administration for providing opportunities for us, and encouraging us to apply,” said Ms. Rojas.
Congratulations on receiving the American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2020 Women for Justice Education Fund’s 2020 Mike Eidson Scholarship, Mary Rojas!