In this episode, we sit down with UCLA Law Professor and Immigration Scholar Hiroshi Motomura to talk about the presidential pardon of former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio.
In the season premiere of Dialectic, we sit down with Professor K-Sue Park to discuss her recent New York Times op-ed on the ACLU’s decision to defend white supremacists. Professor Park is a Critical Race Studies Fellow at UCLA Law.
Muneeba, David, and Chris, the Volume 65 hosts of Dialectic, give a quick preview of what to expect this fall.
In this episode, we discuss Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Tune in to hear our guest, UCLA Law Professor Adam Winkler, describe Judge Gorsuch's judicial philosophy and record. You'll also hear Professor Winkler explain what to expect during Judge Gorsuch's upcoming nomination process. The study we discuss in this interview is Estimating the Policy Preferences of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch by political scientists Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens, covered by the Washington Post article.
In this episode, we interview Loyola Law professor Kevin Lapp, whose article Taking Back Juvenile Confessions was recently featured in the UCLA Law Review's Fall Scholar Forum and is published in issue 64.4 of the UCLA Law Review. Tune in to hear Professor Lapp describe the unique cognitive and developmental needs of juvenile criminal defendants and discuss one way the criminal law might better accommodate those needs.
In this special episode, Professor Eugene Volokh shares his thoughts on writing and editing—skills that are part and parcel of the lawyer’s craft. Tune in to hear Professor Volokh’s tips on how to make your written work more effective and persuasive.
In this episode, we interview UCLA Law professor Eugene Volokh, whose article The Freedom of Speech and Bad Purposes is published in issue 63.5 of the UCLA Law Review. We discuss the merits and weaknesses of First Amendment purpose tests--legal tests that strip protection if a person speaks with bad motives or intentions--and we consider whether First Amendment protections should ever be contingent on the speaker's underlying purpose.
Dialectic is back! In this episode we discuss what we have in store for Dialectic's second season.