Plaxen & Adler, P.A. is very proud to announce that Taylor Cunningham is the 2016 recipient of the Plaxen & Adler Civil Trial Advocacy Scholarship. Mr. Cunningham is currently a 2L student at the University of Minnesota Law School, and is expected to graduate in May, 2018. We awarded Mr. Cunningham his $2500 scholarship at the American Association for Justice convention in Los Angeles in July and we are honored to be able to help him in his pursuit of his career.
About Taylor Cunningham
Taylor Cunningham is an Oklahoma native, who graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma State University before attending law school. His experiences outside of his classroom studies are varied and impressive.
In 2015, Taylor Cunningham accepted a clerkship with the Garrett Law Center. It was here that Mr. Cunningham was asked to research topics involving personal injury, employment discrimination and civil rights as part of his position. He later attended the American Association for Justice convention in Montreal. Bruce Plaxen regularly attends AAJ conventions as a representative of the Board of Governors from Maryland. Taylor also served as the 1L Representative for OutLaw and for the MN Justice Foundation, and during his time at school, became the President of the American Constitutional Society and a Member of the Litigation and Trial Advocacy Group. He is the recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Scholarship and the Schroeder Scholarship. Consistent with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Mr. Cunningham is a proud member of the American Association for Justice LGBT caucus.
His work at the Garrett Law Center and his attendance at the AAJ convention proved to us that Mr. Cunningham was passionate about this work. We truly believe Taylor Cunningham is the ideal recipient for this year’s scholarship, because of his dedication to civil trial advocacy and a fair civil justice system.
About the Plaxen & Adler Civil Trial Advocacy Scholarship
At Plaxen & Adler, P.A., we want to encourage students who believe in a fair and just civil justice system to pursue their educational goals. We started the Plaxen & Adler Civil Trial Advocacy Scholarship in 2014 to help ease the financial burdens that face todays law students – and tomorrow’s civil trial attorneys. The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Awards $2500 annually to a law student who has demonstrated an interest in civil trial advocacy and a career as a civil trial lawyer, as well as the concept of a fair Civil Justice system, a just result for the injured, and a desire to represent the injured and those whose rights are jeopardized. We offer the scholarship to students enrolled in law school as well as senior college students already accepted in an accredited law school, who have an interest in a fair civil justice system, are outstanding and promising scholars, and who are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. In order to be considered eligible, applicants must:
- Submit a resume
- Submit an essay or letter of no more than 1000 words on how you meet the criteria
- Submit up to 3 recommendations
From all of us at Plaxen & Adler, P.A., we want to say “Congratulations” to Taylor Cunningham, this year’s scholarship recipient. We are truly honored to have met this extraordinary young man, and expect to see great things from him in the future.
Plaxen & Adler, P.A. is an elite personal injury law firm serving clients throughout Maryland. To learn more about our annual scholarship, or to speak with an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney about your needs, please call 410-730-7737, or fill out our contact form.