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Descamps and the Categorical Approach

October 21, 2014
Audio Seminar

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Descamps and the Categorical Approach

Special Offer for Federal Court Litigation Section members! Receive 25% off the total price when you register for the October 21 live audio seminar entitled, “Descamps and the Categorical Approach.” You must use the special coupon code to register and receive the discount. If registering using the form, please fax the completed form to AILA National using the fax number located on the form.

This 90 minute audio seminar will be recorded live on October 21, 2014, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

What does Descamps mean to immigration practitioners and how do we argue Descamps before the immigration court? AILA experts walk you through the categorical approach and explain the positive implications of Descamps for immigration practitioners.

  • What Does Descamps Say About the Categorical Approach?
  • What Is a Divisible Statute?
  • What Is the Modified Categorical Approach (MCA)?
  • When Is MCA Used and How Is It Used?
  • Which Removal Grounds Are Specifically Implicated?
  • How to Make the Supreme Court's Sentencing Analysis in Descamps Applicable to Immigration Court in Order to Limit the Government's Removal Authority


*Sejal Zota (dl), Durham, NC
*Charles Roth, Chicago, IL
*Nicolas Chavez, Dallas, TX

*Invited, not yet confirmed

Free Downloadable Seminar Recording Included with Live Registration

Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. It will be available in participant's Agora Digital Library approximately 4-7 business days from the seminar date.

Registration & Pricing

  Registration Price
AILA Member/International Associates $129.00
AILA Members’ Paralegals $129.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $129.00
AILA Law Student Members $129.00
Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

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The "Descamps and the Categorical Approach" audio seminar takes place Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 10/20/2014.

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