Scotia Hicks has been appointed as interim director of the James Patterson McBaine Honors Competition. The McBaine competition is Berkeley Law’s premier advanced-level moot court competition. The competition format is modeled after United States Supreme Court practice, and cases chosen for the competition involve issues of great public importance. This year’s case is Garco Construction v. Secretary of the Army. The case asks the Court to consider whether it was proper for a military base to make a unilateral and significant change to its policy concerning access to the base, to the detriment of a construction company contracted to build housing units on site.  Judges for the final round of this year’s McBaine competition will be Judge David Tatel, United States Circuit Court Judge for the D.C. Circuit; Judge Michelle Friedland, United States Circuit Court Judge for the Ninth Circuit; and Justice Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court.