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T.P.I. – When You are Ready to be Great

T.P.I. – When You are Ready to be Great

Greetings from the National Criminal Defense College! We are cautiously excited to share news with everyone about the 2021 NCDC Trial Practice Institute. As everyone knows, we were unable to hold the NCDC Trial Practice Institute last year due to the COVID-19...

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NCDC Gets a New Look

NCDC Gets a New Look

Beloved Defender Community, NCDC is proud to share our new beautiful logo. You will see the use of the full name of the College (the National Criminal Defense College) emphasizing Criminal Defense for the viewer. The flame from the previous logo is carried forward. It...

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In Memory of Ben Belzer

In Memory of Ben Belzer

In memory of Ben Belzer We are super proud to support the scholarship fund that has been established as a memorial to Ben Belzer, son of NCDC Faculty Member Keith Belzer, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Anyone wishing to donate to the memorial fund via check,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR VIRTUAL GALA ON JUNE 17th!