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Law School’s Asian Law Review is one of most prominent student journals dedicated to legal developments in Asia

October 15, 2020

The Asian Law Review (ALR) is one of the Law School’s seven student journals, which provide members an invaluable experience in substantive law as well as skills in research, analysis, and expression. ALR provides a forum for scholars and students to discuss and contribute to cutting-edge legal developments and legal affairs in Asia.

ALR, which is published online, is one of the country’s foremost publications focusing on recent developments in Asian law. The journal publishes influential articles about the evolution of law and society in Asia, playing a critical role in shaping the legal community’s perspective on the region.

The journal was first published in 2004-2005 as the Chinese Law and Policy Review. Beginning with its 2007-2008 cycle, CLPR broadened its focus to include the larger East Asian region and changed its name to the East Asia Law Review. The journal also ceased bilingual publication in English and Mandarin at this time and became an English language only publication.

In 2016, the journal again decided to broaden its scope, primarily to add valuable perspectives about the South Asian subcontinent but also with a view towards the continent as a whole, and became the University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review with Volume 12.

ALR also hosts a variety of events through the Law School, including a symposium. In February 2020, the journal hosted “AI and Companionship: Prospects and Challenges to Harness the Power behind Algorithms,” which aimed “to shed light on how AI has redefined our notion of relationship and intimacy, and correspondingly, to explore the flexible law-making approaches mandated by the far-reaching nature of AI applications, with a special focus on Asia.”

Read more about all of the Law School’s student journals.