General Information: The Pacific Basin Law Journal (PBLJ) is committed to publishing cutting-edge, original scholarship that significantly contributes to the study of the Pacific Rim, including topics such as, but not limited to, human rights law, constitutional law, criminal law, international trade regulations, corporate governance, climate change, and intellectual property law. We are also committed to advancing the dialogue between international and U.S. scholars by publishing articles with foreign sources that are otherwise unavailable to English-language readers, and by publishing translations with the original author's permission. The PBLJ welcomes submissions from legal scholars, practitioners, and graduate students. 
Timing & Contact: We accept submissions on a rolling basis. Please email your submissions and/or questions to
Submission Requirements: 
  • ​The PBLJ will give preference to articles under 30,000 words, but will not publish articles exceeding 40,000 words except in extraordinary circumstances. 
  • All above the line text must be in English, and articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word. We will work with the authors on translating below the line text for some languages, depending on our staffs' capability.
  • Footnotes must conform with the most current edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.  
  • A table of contents and an abstract not exceeding 400 words should be included.
  • ​A resume or C.V. should be submitted, including, if applicable, a list of current publications and an e-mail address.
  • Submissions must not have been previously published.