In Tribute to John Lewis

In Tribute to John Lewis

REP. JOHN LEWIS ON PASSAGE OF FIRST STEP ACT December 20, 2018 Press Release “For too long, our nation’s criminal justice system has broken lives and ravaged communities across America. People of color and people without means are too often unfairly caught in a...
A Message from the Deans

A Message from the Deans

Today, we proudly celebrate Juneteenth, the commemoration of the June 19, 1865 emancipation of the last people held in bondage in the United States. Texas slaveholders stubbornly refused to free the enslaved people or even to acknowledge the Confederacy’s defeat...
How Police Unions Became So Powerful

How Police Unions Became So Powerful

Hats off to NCDC Board Chair Ron Tyler and his colleague at Stanford Law School, Suzanne Luban, for shedding light on the problem of Police Unions that stand in the way of meaningful policing reforms. Watch the video here The National Criminal Defense College is a...
Trump Is Waiting to Take ‘Law and Order’ Into His Own Hands

Trump Is Waiting to Take ‘Law and Order’ Into His Own Hands

Hats off to NCDC Faculty Member and Federal Defender Juval Scott who co-authored this piece in the New York Times refuting claims that Trump can use the military to quell protesters. These are scary times that require our vigilance and action. Read the New York Times...
A GIANT PASSES: A Tribute to Albert Krieger

A GIANT PASSES: A Tribute to Albert Krieger

Authored by Rick Kammen In 1983, after the National College for Criminal Defense, in Houston Texas had failed financially, Cat Bennett, Deryl Dantzler and Albert Krieger worked mightily to resurrect the college under the new name, the National Criminal Defense...