di·a·lec·tic /dī-ə-ˈlek-tik/ ·n.
The art of investigating the truth of opinions; testing of truth by discussion.

On Dialectic, we invite our authors, as well as other legal scholars and professionals, to comment on topical issues raised by the UCLA Law Review publications. The podcast format allows us to offer in-depth information about the published articles and situate them within the broader context of law and politics.

Episode 5.3: They Walked the Line: Teacher Strikes and the Fight for Public Education

February 28, 2020 In this episode, we interview Anne Busacca-Ryan. Anne is a former teacher and a UCLA Law alumna who is currently a staff attorney with Public Counsel who works on issues surrounding children’s rights and education. In her interview, Anne gives us the legal context and background to understand the wave of teacher strikes around the country in the last year. Anne was also a...

Criminalizing Survival: Homelessness and the Law (Part 2)

This episode is the second of a two part series examining the complexity of addressing homelessness. In this episode, we speak to Shayla Myers of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles to discuss her work litigating on behalf of the unhoused, as well as the legal and policy issues at play.

Episode 5.1: Criminalizing Survival: Homelessness and the Law

This episode is the first of a two part series examining the complexity of addressing homelessness. In Los Angeles in particular, as the voters were passing measures for significantly increasing the amount of money available to address homelessness and help people find housing, the city continued to enforce ordinances that violated the civil rights of people who did not have a home. In this...

Episode 4.4: California's Climate Future - Part II

In this episode, we explore California's entrée as a global leader on climate change with UCLA Law Professor Cara Horowitz, especially following the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, an international climate conference spearheaded by former California Governor Jerry Brown. We also discuss some of the critiques of the Summit and of Governor Brown's environmental policies, particularly from...

Episode 4.3: California's Climate Future - Part I

In this episode, we talk with UCLA Professor Cara Horowitz about what's at stake as greenhouse gases rise, both globally and in California, particularly in light of a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describing the crisis. We also talk with UCLA Professor William Boyd about SB 100, a bill passed last year by the California legislature that commits California to...

Episode 3.7: Threats to the Constitutional Order

In this episode, we sit down with Professors Aziz Huq, Tom Ginsburg and Lawrence Sager to discuss threats to constitutional democracy and how well America’s constitutional democracy might fare in the face of those threats.

Episode 3.0: Fall 2017 Preview

Muneeba, David, and Chris, the Volume 65 hosts of Dialectic, give a quick preview of what to expect this fall.