Coronavirus Information and Update: Fall 2021 Plans

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: March 31, 2021
Deadline: April 1, 2022

Indian Law

Deadline: February 26, 2021

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: March 6, 2020
Email deadline for entries: April  24, 2020
Request your entry number by April 10, 2020.
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Deadline: May 28, 2021
Deadline: June 1, 2021
Deadline: June 1, 2021
Deadline: June 30, 2021
Deadline: September 9, 2021

The Aviation and Space Law Committee is planning a meet-and-great event in early fall for new law student members or any law student who is considering joining or would like to learn more about the Committee. If interested, please complete the enclosed google form: and you will be notified once planning for the event is finalized.
Deadline November 15, 2021
Deadline: January 28, 2022