The University of Hawaiʻi Law Review serves the local legal community by providing an elite academic forum for legal scholarship in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific, and contributes to the national discourse on emerging legal issues through the publication of compelling legal writing.
First organized in 1979, the University of Hawaiʻi Law Review is a student-run organization that publishes Hawaiʻi’s leading journal of legal scholarship. The Law Review produces two issues annually, published in the spring and fall. Each issue contains content that is on the cutting edge of legal scholarship, and addresses topics of great importance and interest to our legal community. Articles are authored by student members of the Law Review, and outside contributors from the legal community such as law professors, practitioners, and jurists.
The Law Review has two primary purposes: (1) to advance legal scholarship and discourse in the local, national, and international legal communities; and (2) to provide an academic forum for Richardson’s leading law students to further sharpen their legal analysis, writing, and editing skills.
In addition to publishing two issues each year, the University of Hawaiʻi Law Review hosts a bi-annual symposium that brings together scholars, practitioners, distinguished jurists, and students to share knowledge and perspectives about relevant legal issues.