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.

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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:


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.

Annually in early April

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: February 1, 2024

Deadline: February 1, 2024

Deadline: April 15, 2024

Deadline: May 31, 2024

Deadline: June 1, 2024

Deadline: June 1, 2024

Deadline June 15, 2024

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2024