City University of Hong Kong Law Review

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City University of Hong Kong Law Review  
City Univ. Hong Kong Law Rev.
CityU LR
Discipline Law
Language English
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Biannually
ISSN 2076-4030
OCLC no. 503167278

The City University of Hong Kong Law Review (Bluebook abbreviation: CityU LR) is a student-edited and peer-reviewed law journal published by the School of Law of the City University of Hong Kong. It was established in October 2009. The journal features articles, notes, book reviews, and recent legal developments in Hong Kong as well as mainland China. The journal is published bi-annually and is available on HeinOnline and Westlaw.

Aims and objectives[edit]

The journal aims to:

  • publish papers on cutting-edge issues in diverse areas of law
  • provide a forum for members of legal fraternity in Hong Kong and overseas to engage in dialogue on contemporary global and local legal issues
  • keep readers up to date on recent legal developments taken place in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau
  • encourage law students to publish in a scholarly journal with international audience
  • harness the writing, editing and research skills of law students

Editorial board[edit]

The journal is edited by a selected group of LLB and JD students from the City University of Hong Kong School of Law. 20 students are selected yearly. They are handpicked based on their academic performance, language skills, past editing experience and writing abilities. The student members of the Board are supported by the faculty editor and an international board of advisors.

Submission criteria[edit]

The journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis throughout the year. A stringent selection process is adopted to single out suitable papers for publication. All papers are reviewed anonymously by the Board members via a double-blind peer review process. Attributes such as its topicality, originality, persuasiveness, structure, level of research and language will be considered. Any submitted papers must address current legal issues which are of interest in the Asia-Pacific region. It should also introduce unique perspectives and insights on the subject concerned in a cohesive and persuasive manner. Authors are also expected to demonstrate reasonable standard of research by accurately stating the laws and legal concepts with adequate references.

Notable articles[edit]

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