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Locating 50-State Surveys

This guide is intended to help you identify sources for precompiled 50-state surveys.

50-State Surveys

Lexis (available to Stanford Law School users by personal name and password) has 50 state surveys available on a variety of topics.

To access the surveys, type "50 state surveys" in the search box.  Then select "LexisNexis® 50-State Surveys: Statutes & Regs."

Next, you can browse by your topic of interest or run a search across all of the surveys.  You can expand any of the topics listed.

To run a search across all of the state surveys, enter your search terms in the search box.

State Law Comparison Tool

The State Law Comparison Tool in Lexis Practical Guidance allows you to efficiently compare laws across multiple states for a variety of practice areas and topics.

To produce a comparison document, start by selecting the "Practical Guidance" icon located on the lefthand side of the Lexis+ homepage.

Then, select "State Law Comparison Tool."

From there, you can select a practice area and topic, jurisdiction(s), and questions for your report.