Criminal Law Student Scholarship

Supporting Texas Criminal Law Students


The Broden & Mickelsen Scholarship Award was established to support students enrolled in Texas law schools who desire to pursue employment or are currently employed at a Federal or State Public Defender Office. To offset the cost of more lucrative opportunities, Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen are rewarding students who meet the requirements below with one $1,500 scholarship award. Both Clint and Mick served in the Federal Public Defender Office in Dallas and the Northern District of Texas before founding Broden & Mickelsen, LLP in 1998. In the years they served as assistants, Clint and Mick gained insight into virtually every federal criminal case. The two Federal and Texas criminal defense attorneys would like to reward students who also wish to pursue this important career path.


  1. Accepted into a Texas, American Bar Accredited Law School
  2. Currently employed by a Federal or State Public Defender’s Office. Can be located anywhere in the country, whether full time or part time internship.
  3. Or, if number 2 is not met, completion of a 500 word response in application on why you wish to pursue employment with a Federal or State Public Defender Office.


In order to apply for the scholarship award, an applicant must submit an application by May 1st. One applicant will be awarded the $1,500 scholarship. The Broden & Mickelsen Scholarship Award winner will be notified on or before May 31, 2014

Deadline & Apply

Completed applications must be submitted no later than May 1st, 2014. Application materials should be emailed to the attention of Sarah Klein at: or mailed to:

Attention: Sarah Klein
Broden & Mickelsen, LLP
2600 State St, Dallas TX 75204

Download application at: B & M Scholarship Submission

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