The Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal (APLPJ) is a web-based, American legal journal covering issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim. Our objectives are to disseminate legal research by law professors, legal practitioners, social scientists, economists, and students; to increase awareness of legal issues impacting the region; and to provide a forum to discuss legal topics that fall within the Journal’s geographic scope. In addition to the web format, the journal is available through the legal databases LexisNexis and Westlaw. We invite authors to submit original manuscripts for consideration. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please address your comments to aplpj@hawaii.edu.

APLPJ publishes articles, translations, book reviews, essays, case notes, and comments on current topics in comparative and transnational law focused on one or more of the following countries or geographic entities: Australia, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macau Special Administrative Region), East Timor, Fiji, Hawai‘i, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, North Korea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

Additionally, within the William S. Richardson School of Law, APLPJ serves as the official Register of the Executive Branch of the student-run law school government.


The 2016 – 2017 Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief:  Grace Magruder & Joseph Mobbley

Managing Editor: Adrian Catalan

Executive Editor:  Arielle Kramer

Executive Publications Editor:  Jason Kasamoto

Senior Editors: Randy Cortez, Sara Hayden, David Imanaka, Tina Tsuchiyama

Staff Editors:  Lisa Engebretsen, Franklin Fegurgur, Alicia Fung, Emily Gaskin, Anita Hurlburt, Alyssa Kau, Andrew Kiyuna, Cielia Morse, Brandon Singleton, Dwane Tegman, Min Tsui, Jill Uehara, Marcus Wallace