The California Constitution Center is a non-partisan academic research institution. It is the first and only center at any law school devoted exclusively to studying the constitution and high court of the state of California.
Although California is the nation's largest state by population and economy, to date there has been no sustained effort to study the state charter and its interpretation. As a result, when state constitutional law issues arise, practitioners and the courts have little scholarly guidance. The center will encourage and participate in developing a body of scholarly work on the difficult policy issues that arise under the state charter.