LULAC Virtual Summit 2021

Patrice A. Sulton, Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University School of Law

Patrice A. Sulton

Patrice Sulton is a Senior Attorney Advisor to the Criminal Code Reform Commission, which is responsible for drafting a comprehensive set of revisions to the criminal laws in the District of Columbia. Before writing legislation, Professor Sulton was a trial lawyer in private practice, specializing in criminal defense and civil rights litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. She has taught trial skills and criminal law topics at The George Washington University Law School, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Rising for Justice (formerly DC Law Students in Court), the DC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Ms. Sulton has also served on the Board of Directors for several nonprofit organizations focused on racial equality and is highly sought-after as a legal expert and commentator on social justice issues.


Panel Information

Thursday, September 2

3:35 PM EST

National Stage-21st Century Criminal Justice System & the Criminalization of Latinos (Part 1)

Stop the over-criminalization and over-incarceration of Latinos! Latinxs represent 18.5 percent of the US population but comprise nearly 36 percent of incarcerated individuals. As of 2021, one in six (1 in 6) Latino men born in 2000/2001 (a 20-year old in 2021) have a lifetime likelihood of imprisonment. At every level, Latinxs are over-represented. This institutional demolition of our community needs to be reformed now! Learn more about how the laws in the criminal justice system are disproportionately applied to our community and what LULAC can do to reverse this troubling trend

Friday, September 3

12:10 PM EST

National Stage-21st Century Criminal Justice System & the Criminalization of Latinos (Part 2)

Stop the over-criminalization and over-incarceration of Latinos! Latinxs represent 18.5 percent of the US population but comprise nearly 36 percent of incarcerated individuals. As of 2021, one in six (1 in 6) Latino men born in 2000/2001 (a 20-year old in 2021) have a lifetime likelihood of imprisonment. At every level, Latinxs are over-represented. This institutional demolition of our community needs to be reformed now! Learn more about how the laws in the criminal justice system are disproportionately applied to our community and what LULAC can do to reverse this troubling trend.

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