William and Mary Law School




The William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

Ranked 3rd in student-edited constitutional law journals by Washington and Lee’s law library, the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal is published in four issues per annual volume, adding almost 1,400 pages to the Institute’s scholarly corpus each year. Containing both student-edited professional articles and student-written notes, staff membership is open to all interested students, but the competition for admission is intense.

Each year, as the Institute sponsors symposia on topics of contemporary constitutional significance, leading scholars from around the nation assemble at the School of Law to present papers and debate their merits. Subsequently, these papers are published in the Journal, making these symposia one of the most significant academic forums for the publication of scholarship on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

For more information related to the Bill of Rights Journal, including submission, subscription, and sample student notes, you can view their website here.

The Constitutional Conflicts Book Series

The Institute, in collaboration with Duke University Press, established a book series as an outlet for publication of the stand-alone scholarly works generated by the Institute's programs and activities. Called Constitutional Conflicts, this award-winning series includes 17 titles. Neal Devins, the Goodrich Professor of Law at William & Mary, is its editor.

The Constitutional Conflicts series includes:
  • Congress and the Constitution
         Neal Devins and Keith E. Whittington (2005)
  • The Constitution in Wartime: Beyond Alarmism and Complacency
         Mark Tushnet (2005)
  • From the Grassroots to the Supreme Court: Brown v. Board of Education and American Democracy
         Peter F. Lau (2004)
  • A Year at the Supreme Court
         Neal Devins and Davison M. Douglas (2004)
  • Constitutional Deliberation in Congress: The Impact of Judicial Review in a Separated System
         J. Mitchell Pickerill (2004)
  • The Militia and the Right to Bear Arms, or How the Second Amendment Fell Silent
         H. Richard Uviller and William G. Markel (2003)
  • Beyond Repair?: America's Death Penalty
         Stephen P. Garvey (2002)
  • Only One Place of Redress: African Americans, Labor Regulations, and the Courts from Reconstruction to the New Deal
         David E. Bernstein (2001)
  • The Federal Appointments Process: A Constitutional and Historical Analysis
         Michael J. Gerhardt (2000)
  • Free Speech, The People's Darling Privilege: Struggles for Freedom of Expression in American History
         Michael Kent Curtis (2000)
  • Against the Law
         Paul F. Campos, Pierre Schlag, and Steven D. Smith (1996)
  • Violence as Obscenity: Limiting the Media's First Amendment Protection
         Kevin W. Saunders (1996)
  • A Year in the Life of the Supreme Court
         Edited by Rodney Smolla (1995)
  • Progressive Constitutionalism: Reconstructing the Fourteenth Amendment
         Robin West (1994)
  • Truman and the Steel Seizure Case: The Limits of Presidential Power
         Maeva Marcus (1994)
  • Constitutional Literacy: A Core Curriculum for a Multicultural Nation
         Toni Massaro (1993)