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.

Fisher’s Foibles: From Race and Class to Class not Race

Abstract The decision in Fisher II sustained the University of Texas’s use of race in its undergraduate admissions policy, in the face of nearly decade long attack, but on terms that reinscribed the onerous requirements of strict scrutiny on...

Obscuring Asian Penalty with Illusions of Black Bonus

Abstract Do white students enjoy an unfair advantage as compared to Asian Americans in admissions to certain universities? This Article explains the proper legal comparison under settled civil rights law for making this determination based on the...

Food Law at the Outset of the Trump Administration

Food policy remains one of the main levers by which we can work to address some of the most intractable problems of our time because of food’s effect on health, the environment, and the economy. The article considers the implications of the Trump...

Celebration of the Life of Professor Skye Donald

On October 23, 2016, the UCLA School of Law hosted a memorial to celebrate the life of Professor Skye Donald, whose battle with cancer ended on October 16, 2016.  Family, friends, colleagues, and students gathered to remember Professor Donald for...

PULSE Symposium 2016

Foreword - Imagining the Legal Landscape: Technology and the Law in 2030 Jennifer L. Mnookin & Richard M. Re Legal scholarship tends to focus on the past, the present, or the relatively visible, near-term future.  And that’s understandable: the...