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.
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 why, according to Professor Bray, this distinction ought to be preserved.
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.
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 involvement into international lawmaking.