Scholarship

May 1, 2019

The Aviation Section of the State Bar of Texas is excited to announce the winner of the 2019 Aviation Law Scholarship: Austin L. Turman, a rising 2L at the University of Houston Law Center.  Austin’s interest in aviation comes from his father, a USAF veteran of the Gulf War who spent twenty-eight years as an air traffic controller with the FAA. Austin hopes to obtain his pilot’s license after law school, and pursue a career in aviation litigation or the FAA. Austin will give a brief presentation at our meeting during the State Bar Annual Meeting on June 13th.

Congratulations Austin!

Andrea M. Palmer, Vice Chair
Pamela Hicks, Member
Wayne Fagen, Member

To read Austin’s brief, click here.

For information about the State Bar Meeting and CLE, visit our events page.


December 27, 2018

The Aviation Section of the State Bar of Texas is pleased to announce that it will expand its scholarship program to all law schools in the State of Texas. Every year, the Section awards a $1,000.00 scholarship to a law student who has an interest in aviation law. This year, we have decided to expand both the scope and reach of our scholarship program. All applicants will become members of the Aviation Section for one year at no cost to the applicant.

Students who apply must be in good standing at their law school, join the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Texas (we will enroll them), and express a desire to practice in aviation law. Each student will submit a brief of a recent aviation case decision. The top five briefs will be posted on the Section’s website with credit to the authors.

The winning brief will be announced by May 1, 2019. The scholarship recipient, along with a law-school professor of the recipient’s choosing, is invited to attend our June 13th Section Meeting to receive the scholarship and give a brief presentation on the case, and is invited to attend dinner the night before with members and friends of the Section Council. The Section Meeting and CLE presentation will be held during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting at the JW Marriot in Austin. Airfare, hotel, and dinner for the recipient and a professor will be paid for by the Aviation Section.

We invite you to share this application (linked below) and encourage students to apply. We look forward to this year’s applications!

Andrea M. Palmer, Vice Chair
Pamela Hicks, Member
Wayne Fagen, Member

Aviation Section Scholarship Application and Guidelines 2019