Loyola University Chicago

Student Activities

School of Law

Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team

Open to students who are members of the Black Law Students Association, the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition examines legal issues of relevance to the African-American community. Recent moot court topics include:

  • Whether sentencing guidelines and the disparity in sentences for crack and cocaine violates the due process clause, the equal protection clause, and the cruel and unusual punishment clause
  • Whether a state university scholarship program open only to black students violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against a white student otherwise qualified for the scholarship


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From Left to Right: Carrera Thibideaux, Ross Williams