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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.


Justice Collection

How do we define justice, and how do we administer it? What happens when the courts get it wrong, and how do courts differ around the world?

Explore our curated collection of Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law articles, Oxford Constitutions of the World articles, and book chapters covering the essential terminology and key jurisdictional issues around Justice and the Judiciary. All content is free to read until 17 October 2020.

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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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Site News

October 1, 2020

MPECCoL September 2020 Update

For September 2020, 4 new articles have been added to Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, taking the total to 245.

October 1, 2020

MPECCoL September 2020 Update

For September 2020, 4 new articles have been added to Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, taking the total to 245.

September 30, 2020

OCW September 2020 Update

For September 2020, Oxford Constitutions of the World adds 8 new constitutional documents.

September 8, 2020

OCW August 2020 Update

For August 2020, Oxford Constitutions of the World adds 1 new constitutional document.