Law librarians and library staff are available to help you find your way around the library and its legal materials, provide research support, and assist you in locating materials that are not in our library. You can find the latest information about our hours and services on the library homepage. There are several ways to contact us:
In Person: The Borrowing Services Desk and Reference Office are on the main floor of the law library. Online and in-person appointments with the reference staff can be made from the library homepage.
Borrowing Services Desk: (650) 723-2477
Reference Desk: (650) 725-0800
Precompiled 50-state surveys are compilations of statutes, regulations, or other sources of law from multiple jurisdictions on a particular topic. They can be an excellent starting point when you are trying to find the law from one or several jurisdictions related to a topic in which you are interested. They can also help you identify the law(s) you need if you are unsure of the terminology commonly used.
There are a variety of available sources. Please be aware of any potential biases and gaps that may exist in these surveys. If you locate a 50-state survey on your particular topic of interest, make sure to check it for accuracy and currency.
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