Open to students who are members of the Black Law Students Association, the Thurgood Marshall 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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Members: Stanley Ihejirika, Maya Smith, Sydney Mann, Kelechi Anyatonwu