• hkjls@hku.hk
  • Room 403, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Call for submission

The Hong Kong Journal of Legal Studies (HKJLS) is the first student-run academic legal journal in Hong Kong. Founded in 1994 under the name Hong Kong Student Law Review, we have over the years covered a wide array of topics ranging from substantive law reforms to jurisprudential issues. The Journal aims to serve as a platform upon which law students can contribute to the discussion of controversial legal issues pertaining to Hong Kong or Greater China.

Submissions are now invited for the 2017 issue (Volume 11) in any field relevant to the laws or legal policy of Hong Kong or Greater China. Articles offering a comparative analysis with regard to other jurisdictions are also welcome. The Journal aims to achieve diversity in publication and welcomes submissions from both undergraduate and postgraduate students. We publish annually, with electronic copies of our Journal articles available on Westlaw and HeinOnline.

We ask that all submissions comply with the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). Articles in .docx format should be sent to hkjls@hku.hk by 31 January 2017.

For the upcoming issue, we strongly encourage the following submissions:

1. Any articles of the author's own choice (4000-8000 words);
2. Case comments (2000-4000 words);
3. Book reviews (2000-4000 words); and
4. Comments on bills and recent legislation (2000-4000 words).