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Fifty-State Law Surveys

How to find the law in the 50 states.

Finding the Law in the 50 States - Fast!


  • Finding the law in each of the 50 states is a typical law firm research assignment for summer associates.  
  • You may be writing a paper and want to discuss and compare the law in the 50 states.

Sure, you could search databases of state statutes, regulations and/or cases.  But there may be sources that already compile the results for you!


50-State Surveys and Charts (Subscription Databases)

Case Annotations for the 50 States

Free Websites

Of course, you can just Google, eg. marijuana laws by state.  Here are some websites that contain numerous 50 state surveys:

Bill Tracking in the 50 States

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