Useful for Choosing a Topic and Organizing Your Paper/Note
Elizabeth Fajans & Mary R. Falk, Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes and Law Review Competition Papers
(4th ed. 2011). Print: KF250.F35 2011
Albert P. Melone, Researching Constitutional Law
(4th ed., 2013). Print: KF241.C66 M455 2013
Eugene Volokh, Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting On Law Review
(4th ed. 2010). Print: KF250 .V65 2010
Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
(Leonard W. Levy & Kenneth L. Karst eds., 2d ed. 2000). Print: KF4548.E53 2000
. (6 volumes).
- Short signed entries with brief bibliographies by scholars in constitutional law highlighting the significant cases, individuals, and issues.
Jethro K. Lieberman, A Practical Companion to the Constitution: How the Supreme Court has Ruled on Issues from Abortion To Zoning
(1999). Print: KF4548.L54 1999
The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States
- A one-volume encyclopedia highlighting the important cases and issues.
(Kermit L. Hall et al
., 2d ed. 2005). Print: KF8742.A35O93 2005
. Oxford Reference Online
Major Legal Treatises
(See also Topic: Constitutional Law
under Major Treatises by Topic
on this website.)
Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies
(4th ed. 2011). Print: KF4549.C427 2011
William J. Rich, Modern Constitutional Law
(3d ed., 2011). Print: KF4550.A74 2011
. (3 volumes).
- Covers broader scope than most constitutional law treatises, including both civil and criminal law, all aspects of the Bill of Rights, federalism and the separation of powers. It also includes coverage of Native American Law, juvenile law, military justice, civil and criminal contempt, government immunity, full faith and credit, habeas corpus procedure, and constitutional litigation.
David S. Rudstein, C. Peter Erlinder & David C. Thomas, Criminal Constitutional Law
(1990 – current). Lexis Advance. (3 volumes).
Books—Reference Guides to the United States Constitution Series
(See the CWRU Libraries Catalog
& the OhioLINK Catalog
Christopher R. Drahozal, The Supremacy Clause: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution
(2004). Print: KF4612.D73 2004.
Melvyn R. Durchslag, State Sovereign Immunity: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution
(2002). Print: KF4600 .D87 2002.
Erik M. Jensen. The Taxing Power: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution
(2005). Print: KF6289 .J46 2005.
James M. McGoldrick, Jr., Limits on States: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution
(2005). Print: KF4600.M36 2005.
Jack M. Balkin & Reva B. Siegel, eds., The Constitution in 2020
(2009). Print: KF4550.C576 2009.
A series of essays resulting from a meeting of constitutional scholars at Yale Law School that display the scope of the current dialogue on the Constitution.
Michael J. Gerhardt, Stephen M. Griffin & Thomas D. Rowe, Jr., Constitutional Theory: Arguments and Perspectives
(3rd ed. 2007). Print: KF4550.G467 2007.
Overview of the development of constitutional theories that underlie constitutional decisionmaking. Bibliographies at the end of chapters will be of interest.
Walter F. Murphy, et al., American Constitutional Interpretation
(3rd ed. 2003). Print: KF 4549.M87 2003.
Provides subject specific bibliographies at the end of each chapter. Covers a range of theoretical approaches.
Lee Epstein, et al., Supreme Court Compendium Online Data, Decisions & Developments. (CQ Electronic Library).
Harold J. Spaeth, et al., The Supreme Court Database