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This video presentation discusses how criminal defense lawyers can understand illegal entry and drug courier prosecutions through the lens of critical race theory (CRT). It equips lawyers with tools to more effectively represent 1326 and drug courier clients. The presentation begins with how some of CRT's theoretical underpinnings apply to illegal entry and drug courier cases. The presenter analyzes topics such as revisionist historical perspectives, intersectionality, and racial stratification, among others. He describes how these concepts apply to practice and discusses a CRT-based approach to representation at initial appearance, bail hearings, preliminary hearings, disclosure review, voir dire, opening statement, and closing argument.

Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
June 09, 2020
How Critical Race Theory Improves Drug Courier and 8 U.S.C. 1326 Representation
Speaker Information
Walter I Goncalves Jr  [ view bio ]
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