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UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal

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UCLA's Pacific Basin Law Journal (PBLJ) publishes twice a year, covering a diverse range of legal issues and with a focus on the nations of the Pacific Rim. Throughout its history, the journal has featured articles written by leading scholars and practitioners on international legal topics including human rights law, constitutional law, criminal law, international trade law, business/corporate law, and intellectual property law. The breadth and diversity of materials covered by the journal makes it one of the most exciting, informative, and authoritative student publications at UCLA School of Law.

PBLJ is considered to be among the foremost journals in the United States concentrating on Pacific Rim issues. As a result, PBLJ enjoys both significant domestic and international readership. PBLJ's position allows it to attract the highest quality scholarship on current, pressing issues affecting the nations of the Pacific.

Together with the International and Comparative Law Program at UCLA School of Law, PBLJ assists in hosting speakers and events that complement the international legal curriculum and informs students of important issues facing the nations of the Pacific Rim. Looking forward, PBLJ aims to strengthen its featured scholarship and continue contributing to the conversation about the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic region. Publishing online for the first time in the Spring of 2014, PBLJ aspires to make its content more accessible to both domestic and international audiences.