Foundations Journal of Constitutional Scholarship

Mission Statement

Foundations is an undergraduate publication that provides a forum for students to publish scholarship on Constitutional Studies, broadly conceived. The journal is modeled after the prestigious publications of successful graduate programs, designed to expose students—both those submitting and those on the staff—to the rigorous and exacting process of academic publication in a graduate environment. Only the highest quality undergraduate work is accepted and published in Foundations.

The faculty advisor and the editorial staff, composed of undergraduate students, are committed to providing students with a distinctly academic venue for advancing the research, formal study, and public understanding of constitutional topics. Those involved in the production of Foundations are dedicated to preparing undergraduate students for law school and other related graduate programs through promoting constitutional order and sensible notions of liberty, providing opportunities for meaningful expansion beyond the classroom, and elevating students’ standards of academic work.

Questions and submissions may be emailed to Foundation's Editor-in-Chief, Danielle K Maddox, at CCSFoundations@gmail.com.

Spring 2018 Submission Information and Deadlines 

  • The first edition of Foundations will be available during the Spring 2018 semester and will be highlighted during the 2018 Constitution Week Conference. 
  • Submissions will be accepted until November 30, 2017. 
  • Submission topics will correspond with the Center for Constitutional Studies' Fall 2017 Constitution Week Conference and Spring 2018 Constitutional Symposium on Religious Liberty.  
  • Submission guidelines and topics will be made available September 1, 2017.
  • For additional information, please visit or contact the Center for Constitutional Studies.

Current and Past Editions of Foundations

Foundations Fall 2016 edition cover

Fall 2016 edition