East Asia Law Review

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East Asia Law Review  
DisciplineLaw review
Publication details
Former name(s)
Chinese Law & Policy Review
Publication history
University of Pennsylvania Law School East Asian Legal Studies Association (United States)
Standard abbreviations
East Asia Law Rev.

The East Asia Law Review is an academic journal focusing on legal issues concerning East Asia, published by an organization of J.D. and LL.M. students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. One or two issues are published in each volume, with an occasional additional issue reprinting papers from a symposium held by the East Asia Law Review.[1] In its 2010-2011 cycle, it will publish its sixth volume.

Mission statement[edit]

The East Asia Law Review has the following mission statement:[2]

The East Asia Law Review is committed to addressing current cutting-edge legal developments in Asia. Recognizing an existing gap in the literature exclusively dedicated to the region, we seek to provide a forum where scholars and students may contribute to the development of legal affairs within the region. To this end we seek to publish a journal and to host a variety of events within the Penn legal community in an effort to inform our peers and colleagues about recent developments in the regional jurisprudence.


The journal was founded as the Chinese Law & Policy Review, and published its first two volumes (for a total of three issues) under that title. It originally published articles both in English and in Mandarin Chinese. In 2008, it adopted its current name, reflecting its intention to expand its focus from China to the greater East Asia region and it simultaneously became an English language only publication.[2] The journal held its first symposium in 2009, titled "Repeating History? Lessons from the 1997 East Asia Financial Crisis and What they Mean Today."

Editor selection[edit]

The journal is managed by a board selected by its previous executives, and selects promising candidates from amongst the law school's students as associate editors.[3]

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