Law Student Writing Competitions & Associated Scholarships

This page provides links to writing competitions and associated scholarships for law students. Details and submission criteria for most of the competitions listed here as well as other competitions are available in the Academic Affairs office. You can also meet some of our competition winners.

Contact Liz Hobbs at 503-768-6648 or or stop in the Student Affairs office for more information.


AccessLex, who we partner with for the MAX program (which provides education and support regarding financial matters, including managing student debt) has created a databank that includes nearly 800 scholarship opportunities and writing competitions. The databank includes scholarships for incoming and returning law students, as well as a few that will help with bar study costs. You can search the databank through this link:


Animal Law

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Indian Law

Deadline: February 29, 2024

Other Law

Ongoing competition. Entries due at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time by the last day of the month.
Deadline: June 1 annually
Deadline: July 1 Annually
Deadline: July 1 annually
Deadline August 1 - annually
Rolling deadline. Submissions due within 14 days of receipt of assignment.
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Deadline November 15, 2021
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2021
Deadline: January 28, 2022

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Email deadline for entries: April  22, 2022
Request your entry number by April 8, 2022.
Deadline: June 30, 2022

Deadline: April 15, 2023

Deadline: June 1, 2023