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November 10, 2011

Call for Papers: Tribute to Keith Aoki

UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal

Volume 17

Call for Submissions: 

Tributes in Remembrance of UC Davis Law Professor Keith Aoki

The UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal is currently seeking original pieces in tribute of UC Davis Law Professor Keith Aoki for publication in Volume 17.  Professor Aoki was an activist and prolific legal scholar, having contributed to a variety of fields, including Asian American issues, critical race, property, local law, immigration, and intellectual property. Pieces may reflect upon Professor Aoki's impact in these fields of law or upon his personal impact and legacy as an artist, professor, scholar, friend, and mentor.

Submissions should be written in the form of a short editorial. Relevant references and connections to Asian Pacific American issues are highly encouraged, such as, but not limited to, critical responses centering on themes of affirmative action, higher education admissions, the model minority myth, race and legal education/academia, etc. 

Please limit responses to 2,000 words, double-spaced with 1-inch margins, in 12 point Times New Roman font. However, the Editorial Board will not enforce a strict word limit. Submissions must be e-mailed in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to with Vol. 17 Submission: Tribute to Keith Aoki in the subject line.  Any footnotes should follow The Bluebook Uniform System of Citation.  Please submit responses no later than December 1st, 2011. If you have questions regarding the submission or slating process, please e-mail

Established in 1991, the UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal (APALJ) is one of only two law journals in the nation that focuses exclusively on the legal, social, and political issues affecting Asian Pacific American communities.  APALJ provides a forum for legal scholars, practitioners, and students to discuss emerging issues affecting South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, and Pacific Islander communities in the United States.  APALJ publishes written work regarding these issues for dissemination to the general public.  Through publication, APALJ hopes to move Asian American jurisprudence in a direction that will aid Asian Pacific Americans in their struggles.