About 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 offers researchers unparalleled access to the historical development of federal and state constitutionalism. 

The resource features the full text of current and historical state constitutions as well as the Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the US series, offering article-by-article commentaries on every State Constitution, tracing their historical development.

Powered by the Oxford Law Citator, researchers can instantly follow citations between documents, while a powerful browse functionality allows users to look across resources by subject, jurisdiction, and chronology.

With continual updates and expansions the resource will be invaluable to all students, researchers, and senior lawyers looking to understand American Constitutionalism whether they are inside or outside the US.

Key Site Features:

  • Article-by-article commentaries on the history and current practice of every State Constitution provide valuable context to constitutional documents
  • Features the full text of current and historical State and Federal constitutions facilitating research and analysis of these texts over time
  • Sophisticated search and browse functionality allows users to view the full range of materials, or drill down into particular series, subjects, or jurisdictions
  • Powered by the Oxford Law Citator, a groundbreaking research navigation tool providing direct links between all constitutions, commentaries, and supplementary materials, ensuring that all relevant content is easily discoverable and accessible
  • Fully integrated with Oxford Constitutions of the World enabling a simple research journey across all of Oxford's constitutional law products, improving overall research results