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UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal

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Founded in 1982, the Pacific Basin Law Journal (PBLJ) is the second oldest law journal and oldest specialty journal at UCLA. The PBLJ focuses on a diverse range of legal and policy issues as they affect the rapidly developing economies of the Pacific Rim. Throughout its history, the journal has featured articles written by leading scholars and practitioners on topics including human rights law, constitutional law, comparative law, criminal law, international trade law, business and corporate law, and intellectual property law. The breadth and diversity of the subject matter of the journal contribute to its reputation as among the most innovative, informative, and authoritative publications at UCLA School of Law.