CategoryDiscourse

Discourse publishes shorter articles that are timely, interdisciplinary, and novel. Discourse strives to serve as a platform for scholars, ideas, and discussions that have often been overlooked in traditional law review settings. Because we seek to publish pieces that are accessible to legal and non-legal audiences alike, Discourse articles are generally between 3,000 and 10,000 words. Like our print journal, Discourse articles are published on Westlaw, Lexis, and in other legal databases, as well as our own website.

An Ode to the Categorical Approach

Given that federal law attaches drastic consequences to crimes that states, localities, tribes, and territories have already punished, the categorical approach is good federalist policy. Until and unless these added consequences are abolished...

Honoring My Teachers: 2019 Rutter Award Acceptance Speech

Each year, the UCLA School of Law presents the William Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching to an outstanding law professor. On April 22, 2019, this honor was given to Professor Beth Colgan. UCLA Law Review Discourse is proud to continue its...

Trump's Dangerous Judicial Legacy

Combining the statistical data on the rapidly shifting demography of the federal judiciary under President Trump with insights from the scholarly literature on theories of procedural justice and representative bureaucracy, which posit that the...

The Supreme Court, Due Process and State Income Taxation of Trusts

What are the constitutional limits on a state’s power to tax a trust with no connection to the state, other than the accident that a potential beneficiary lives there? The Supreme Court of the United States will take up this question this term in...