University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law is a scholarly journal focusing on issues of constitutional law published in print and electronically by an organization of second- and third-year J.D. students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The journal covers the interdisciplinary study and analysis of constitutional law. The journal publishes five issues each volume, including an issue or issues devoted to its multi-day symposium. It is one of six law journals at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and one of the top fifty law journals in the United States based on citations and impact.[1] Additionally, it is the third most cited non-Law Review Journal.[2]

The journal is published in Philadelphia (home of the Liberty Bell, which is depicted on the journal's cover).

Articles published in the Journal have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, including Justice Clarence Thomas in his concurrence in Town of Greece v. Galloway.[3]

The current editor-in-chief is Katherine J. King.

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law
Discipline Constitutional law
Language English
Edited by Joseph F. Camp
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Five times per academic year
Standard abbreviations
U. Pa. J. Const. L.
Univ. Pa. J. Const. Law
ISSN 1521-2823


Each year the Journal of Constitutional Law hosts a symposium focusing on popular topics in constitutional scholarship and featuring notable constitutional law scholars. Past topics include "The Judiciary and the Popular Will" (January 29–30, 2010) and "Presidential Power in Historical Perspective: Reflections on Calabresi and Yoo's The Unitary Executive" (February 6–7, 2009).

Notable articles


  • Vol. 1 - Mike N. Gold (as Coordinating Editor)
  • Vol. 2 - David Liebowitz
  • Vol. 3 - Jeremy A. Blumenthal
  • Vol. 4 - Andrew C. von S. Smith
  • Vol. 5 - Jason A. Abel
  • Vol. 6 - Carlos S. Montoya
  • Vol. 7 - Akua E. Asare
  • Vol. 8 - Maura E. McKenna
  • Vol. 9 - Ellen C. Hu
  • Vol. 10 - Nabeel A. Yousef
  • Vol. 11 - Jeremy T. Adler
  • Vol. 12 - Jonathan P. Adams
  • Vol. 13 - Emily S. Stopa
  • Vol. 14 - Vivian Lee
  • Vol. 15 - Megan E. Barriger
  • Vol. 16 - Brandon Harper
  • Vol. 17 - Zachary C. Ewing
  • Vol. 18 - Barron M. Flood
  • Vol. 19 - Joseph F. Camp
  • Vol. 20 - Katherine J. King


  1. ^ "Law Journals: Submissions and Ranking". Washington and Lee University School of Law. Archived from the original on 2006-03-07. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  2. ^ "W&L Law Journal Rankings". April 8, 2016. Archived from the original on March 7, 2006.
  3. ^ Town of Greece, N.Y. v. Galloway, 134 S.Ct. 1811, 1836 (2014)(citing Muoz, The Original Meaning of the Establishment Clause and the Impossibility of Its Incorporation, 8 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 585, 605 (2006))

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