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Welcome to US Constitutional Law

US Constitutional Law (USC) provides a comprehensive research resource on the law, politics, and history of constitutionalism in the United States at the federal and state levels. Combining extensive primary materials with expert commentary, the service provides researchers with unparalleled access to the historical development of federal and state constitutionalism.


Democracy Collection

To celebrate the International Day of Democracy 2020 (15 September) explore our curated collection of Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law articles, Oxford Constitutions of the World articles, and book chapters covering key issues, jurisdictional perspectives and the essential terminology of Democracy. All content is free to read until 15 December 2020.

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October 7, 2021

OCW September 2021 Update

For September 2021, Oxford Constitutions of the World adds 2 new documents and 2 historical documents.

September 30, 2021

The Oxford Compendium of National Legal Responses to Covid-19 adds 5 new articles

In September 2021, Oxford Compendium of National Legal Responses to Covid-19 adds 5 new articles.

September 23, 2021

MPECCoL September 2021 Update

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law has added 5 new articles to the collection, taking the total to 273.

August 23, 2021

OCW August 2021 Update

For August 2021, Oxford Constitutions of the World adds 3 new documents and 3 historical documents.