Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Legal Research Basics for Summer Clerkships: 50 State Surveys

Finding Compiled 50 State Surveys

Compiled 50 state surveys can be found in a number of places. In print, National Survey of State Laws and Subject Compilations of State Laws are excellent resources. National Survey of State Laws contains the full text of surveys. Subject Compilations of State Laws lists the locations of 50 state surveys in other publications. Both of these resources can also be found online in HeinOnline.  

Use these links to go directly to 50 state survey pages in Lexis+ and Westlaw Edge. In Bloomberg Law, there are two main methods to find 50 state surveys. Select Bloomberg's State Law Chart Builders, listed under Popular Links to find a highly customizable, simple, and quick way to automatically generate a 50 state survey.  Alternatively, review static surveys by selecting the blue browse icon in the upper left corner of the page and then selecting "All Legal Content Search." Type "state survey" in the sources box, to find several state surveys listed in the drop-down menu. UNL Law Students: Click here to create an account in Bloomberg. 

You can also search the library catalog to find a compiled 50 state survey.  

If there are no available compiled 50 state surveys, please feel free to contact us for guidance on compiling one.