Asian Law Review

The Asian Law Review is an academic journal focusing on legal issues concerning 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 Law Review.[1]

Asian Law Review
DisciplineLaw review
Publication details
Former name(s)
East Asia Law Review
Chinese Law & Policy Review
University of Pennsylvania Law School East Asian Legal Studies Association (United States)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Asian Law Rev.

Mission statement

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

The University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review is committed to addressing legal developments in Asia by providing a forum for scholars and students to contribute to the development of legal affairs in the region. To further this end, we publish and distribute a leading journal and host a variety of events at Penn Law.


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 the name East Asia Law Review, reflecting its intention to expand its focus from China to the greater East Asia region. 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."

In 2016 the journal was re-titled again to Asian Law Review.[3] According to the journal's web page, the name changes are meant to reflect the "ever broader focus on the continent and its legal issues."[2]

Editor selection

The journal is managed by a board selected by its previous executives, and selects promising candidates from the law school's students as associate editors.[4]


  1. East Asia Law Review Home Archived 2008-11-21 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "About ALR". The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Archived from the original on 2016-12-06.
  3. "University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review - publication history". Hein Online. Archived from the original on 2020-07-15. Retrieved 2020-07-12.
  4. East Asia Law Review Membership Archived 2010-04-16 at the Wayback Machine
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