Submission Guidelines

Article Submission Guidelines
The University of Hawaiʻi Law Review gives preference to Articles under 25,000 words (including footnotes).  Except in special circumstances, we do not publish Articles exceeding 30,000 words (including footnotes).  Articles should use footnotes, rather than endnotes.

The University of Hawaiʻi Law Review shares the belief, recently expressed by many other law journals, that the vast majority of law review Articles can effectively convey their message in under 70 law review pages.  Student-written Comments should generally be between 10,000 and 15,000 words (including footnotes). Casenotes should generally be between 7,500 and 10,000 words (including footnotes).

Citation Format
Manuscripts must conform to The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Assʻn et al., eds., 20th ed. 2015), with two exceptions:

  • Parallel citations are still required for cases decided by Hawaiʻi state courts; and
  • Words of Hawaiian origin should incorporate diacritical marks (ʻokina and kahakō) as stated in the most current editions of Hawaiian Dictionary (Mary Kawena Pukui & Samuel H. Elbert eds., rev. ed. 1986), or Place Names of Hawaiʻi (Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert & Esther T. Mookini eds., rev. ed. 1974).