Article Submissions Overview
The University of Hawaiʻi Law Review publishes both Articles and student-written Comments.   Articles are scholarly pieces submitted by professors, judges, and legal practitioners.  Comments are shorter works submitted by law students.  Generally, Comment submissions are only accepted from current students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law.  Casenotes are shorter works written by the Law Review’s Staff Writers.

The University of Hawaiʻi Law Review generally begins reviewing Article submissions in January to select articles for the following year’s Journal.  Once all Articles have been accepted to complete the following year’s Volume, the Law Review will cease accepting Article submissions for that year.

Why Publish in the University of Hawaiʻi Law Review
The University of Hawaii Law Review was named on the Berkely Electronic Press (bepress) List of Top 100 Law Reviews for 2016-2017, ranked by number of article submissions.  The University of Hawaiʻi Law Review prides itself on publishing articles that relate to legal issues of significance in Hawaiʻi, the United States, and the Pacific-Asian region.  Such areas of the law may include but are not limited to:

  • Administrative Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Elder Law
  • Education Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Military and National Security Law
  • Native Hawaiian Rights
  • Pacific-Asian Legal Studies
  • Real Property
  • Technology and Electronic Commerce
  • Trusts and Estates

Each Article published in the University of Hawaiʻi Law Review is reviewed by the Law Review’s staff and editors in a vigorous and diligent editorial process.  We employ multiple rounds of substantive and formatting edits.  The University of Hawaiʻi Law Review members are selected anonymously based on academic performance and writing samples.  Thus, only the most qualified and dedicated individuals are invited to be a part of the University of Hawaiʻi Law Review.  The University of Hawaiʻi Law Review consistently meets production deadlines.  Our journal publishes timely Articles and Comments of the highest quality.