Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal

The Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal (APLPJ) is a web-based, American legal journal covering issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim. Our objectives are to disseminate legal research by law professors, legal practitioners, social scientists, economists, and students; to increase awareness of legal issues impacting the region and to provide a forum to discuss legal topics that fall within the Journal’s geographic scope. In addition to the web format, the journal is available through the legal databases LexisNexis.

APLPJ publishes articles, translations, book reviews, essays, case notes, and comments on current topics in comparative and transnational law focused on one or more of the following countries or geographic entities: Australia, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macau Special Administrative Region), East Timor, Fiji, Hawai‘i, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, North Korea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

2021 – 2022 Asian Pacific Law & Policy Journal

Executive Board & Staff Editors

Editors-in-Chief

Kori Palencia 

Emily Walker

Executive Editor

Dominique Tosatto 

Executive Publications Editors

Kendrick Chang

David Enriquez

Managing Editor

Christopher Pang

Senior Editors

Harley Broyles

Jane Lee

Cole Moore

Emma Young

Staff Editors

Andrew Carmody

Chiako Fukushima

Jimmy Nguyen

Keoni Williams

Faculty Advisors

Troy Andrade

Mark Levin

Volume 23, Issue 1

Editor’s Note Articles Devon H. Miller, Wahiawā Reservoir [Lake Wilson] and the Public Trust: A Neglected State Duty Khajorndej Direksoonthorn, Causation and Loss of a Chance: The Issues Yet to be Addressed in Medical Negligence Claims in Thailand Mark D. Kielsgard, A...

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