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Constitutional Law and American History: Law Reviews & Legal Periodicals

This research guide provides a starting point for students conducting research in American constitutional law. It will address how to find the United States Constitution and the secondary sources discussing it.

Subject Specific Law Reviews

These resources include scholarly articles written about a particular subject or area of law. Law review articles are generally those that are edited by law students. The following are some law reviews that focus primarily on constitutional law issues.

  1. Constitutional Commentary
  2. Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal
  3. Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly
  4. University of Pennsylvania Constitutional Law Journal
  5. Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy
  6. First Amendment Law Review

Legal Periodicals

These resources include journals that are published by bar associations and other legal professionals. Examples include:

  1. Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases
  2. Supreme Court Review
  3. Cato Supreme Court Review

Law Journals

To find law journal and law review articles on Constitutional Law, use any of the following tools available via a link from the Law Library's Research Databases page:

  • Current Index to Legal Periodicals
  • Index to Legal Periodicals
  • LegalTrac
  • HeinOnline's Law Journal Library

HeinOnline, Lexis and Westlaw have selective full-text coverage of law review and law journal articles.

Online Databases

Lexis and Westlaw include specialized databases on constitutional law.

LEXIS

On the Legal Sources page:  Legal > Area of Law - By Topic > Constitutional law 

LEXIS ADVANCE

From the Home page:  All Practice Areas and Topics tab > Constitutional law

WESTLAW

From the Directory:  Topical Materials by Area of Practice > Constitutional law

WESTLAW NEXT

From the Home page:  Topics > Constitutional law