Submissions Process

The University of Hawaiʻi Law Review accepts submissions for publication through ExpressO.  Our submission period is open year round, with particular focus in April through August, and December through February.  Our submission period closes when we have reached capacity for the current publication.  Visit the ExpressO website ( for the most current status of our submission dates.


Submissions Requirements

The University of Hawaiʻi Law Review accepts submissions of relevant, unsolicited, unpublished manuscripts.  Submissions must reasonably comply with the latest edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, and must provide attribution for all sources, whether legal or factual, outside the author’s own reasoning.

Electronic submission in Microsoft Word format is required. All submissions must be sent as an email attachment to: 


Selection Process

Each submission is carefully reviewed by our Outside Articles editorial team.  The Outside Articles editorial team refers promising submissions to our Publications Committee, which ultimately selects papers for publication.

If your article is selected for publication, the Executive Editor of Publications will contact you via e-mail with a formal offer.  Our staff will work collaboratively with the author to prepare the article for publication.

Due to the volume of submissions received, the University of Hawaiʻi Law Review is unable to notify each candidate of the status of their submission.  We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to reviewing your submissions.



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.