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Submission Guidelines

The UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal is currently seeking submissions for publication in Volume 18. The submission deadline is January 8, 2013.

Established in 1991, APALJ is dedicated to Asian Pacific American issues. APALJ is one of only two law journals in the nation that focuses exclusively on the legal issues affecting APA communities. Run by students at the UCLA School of Law, the Journal seeks to facilitate discourse on issues affecting South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, and Pacific Islander communities in the United States.

Submissions should be original articles pertaining to the legal, social, and political issues affecting Asian Pacific American communities that will push Asian American jurisprudence toward a direction that will aid attorneys, practitioners, and students in our struggles. In the past, articles and comments have addressed policies impacting APA communities, current campaigns spearheaded by community based organizations, and debates among legal scholars. We seek submissions from legal scholars, practitioners, and current law students.

Submissions should be e-mailed to with “Vol. 18 Submission” as the subject heading. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and must follow the following guidelines:

  • Documents must be in MS Word format and double-spaced.
  • There is no minimum page requirement.
  • Documents must use footnotes and follow the Bluebook Uniform System of Citation.

Manuscripts may also be sent by mail, addressed to:
UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal
UCLA School of Law, Box 951476
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA. 90095-1476


Please cite APALJ as 19 UCLA ASIAN PAC. AM. L.J. __** (2013).