CategoryDialectic

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 3.1: Fall 2017 Preview

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

Episode 2.4: Discussing Judge Neil Gorsuch with Professor Adam Winkler

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...

Episode 2.3: Taking Back Juvenile Confessions with Professor Kevin Lapp

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...

Episode 2.2: Tips on Persuasive Writing with Professor Eugene Volokh

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.

Episode 2.1: The Freedom of Speech and Bad Purposes with Professor Eugene Volokh

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...

Episode 1.5: Equitable Remedies with Samuel L. Bray

In this episode, we interview UCLA Law professor Samuel L. Bray, whose article The System of Equitable Remedies is published in issue 63.3 of the UCLA Law Review.  We discuss the distinction between legal and equitable remedies, and we describe the key characteristics and features of each.  We also consider whether it makes sense to distinguish between legal and equitable remedies, and we explain...

Episode 1.4: Richard M. Re on the Legacy of Justice Scalia

In this episode, we discuss the life and legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia with Richard M. Re, Assistant Professor at the UCLA School of Law.  Tune in to hear Professor Re describe Justice Scalia's unique jurisprudence and most important legal contributions.  You'll also hear Professor Re discuss how Scalia's absence might affect the future of the United States Supreme Court.

Episode 1.3: Discussing Treaties with Professor Melissa Durkee

In this episode, we interview Melissa Durkee, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law, about her article The Business of Treaties published in issue 63.2 of the UCLA Law Review. We discuss the various roles that businesses take in enacting and forming international treaties such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We also delve into the implications of this private...

Episode 1.2: Campaign Finance Law With Professor Daniel Lowenstein

In this episode, we continue our discussion of campaign finance reform by interviewing Daniel Lowenstein, an emeritus Professor at the UCLA School of Law and a leading scholar in the field of electoral law.  Listen in to hear Professor Lowenstein explain why campaign finance is a problem and how it can be fixed.

Episode 1.1: Super PAC Insurance With Nick Warshaw

In this episode, we interview author Nick Warshaw, whose comment Forget Congress: Reforming Campaign Finance Through Mutually Assured Destruction is published in issue 63.1 of the UCLA Law Review.  Tune in to hear us ask Nick about American elections, Super PACs, and the future of campaign finance.