Mission: The Pacific Basin Law Journal (PBLJ) is considered to be the foremost journal in the world concentrating on Pacific Rim issues. It is also the second oldest journal at UCLA Law, founded in 1982. We are committed to publishing cutting-edge, original scholarship that makes a significant contribution the study of the Pacific Rim, which entails a diverse range of legal and policy issues concerning the Asia-Pacific and Americas. We are also committed to boosting the dialogue between U.S. and international scholars through our publications. Throughout its existence, the PBLJ has featured articles written by leading scholars and practitioners on international legal topics including human rights law, constitutional law, criminal law, international trade regulations, corporate governance, climate change, intellectual property law and other areas of business law. The breadth and diversity of materials covered by the PBLJ makes it one of the most exciting, informative, and authoritative student publications at UCLA School of Law.
In addition, the PBLJ is an entirely student-run law journal. We publish twice a year and are available on Lexis and Westlaw.