Words from our Chief Editors
Koe Cheng PCLL
Beatrice Li PCLL
It is our pleasure to welcome you to our website. The Hong Kong Journal of Legal Studies was founded in 1994 under the name of Hong Kong Student Law Review by a group of law students studying at the University of Hong Kong. It remains the only student-run academic law journal in Hong Kong fully edited, managed and published by students at the University. Our student editors make all editorial and day-to-day operational decisions.
Since its inception, the HKJLS has striven for wider readership and established extensive partnerships with leading student law journals from the best law schools around the world. Copies are now available in the libraries of all universities in Hong Kong as well as in the High Court and District Court Libraries. Our articles are also accessible via Westlaw HK and HeinOnline.
The growing awareness in multijurisdictional and global legal issues among law students encourages us to continue to deliver diverse insights. Over the years, we have published articles and case commentaries covering a variety of legal topics, ranging from theoretical and doctrinal analysis of principles in core common law areas, to comparative, empirical and interdisciplinary inquiries into different public and private law subjects.
We call for submissions at the beginning of each year. To maintain impartiality in our selection process, we review articles on an anonymous basis and select submissions based on their merits. All selected articles are then subjected to a rigorous editorial process to maintain the high standard of our journal. A new issue comes out every year.
We sincerely hope that you will enjoy the articles in the HKJLS and continue to support us in the many years to come.