Partners Richard L. Farley, Bradley E. Pearce and William L. Sitton, Jr. will serve as judges at the 2008 Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition of the Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association on January 24–25 in Chicago. The 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.