HeinOnline's National Survey of State Laws

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Laws by Category

The topics featured in National Survey of State Laws fall into eight general legal categories. Within each category, you will find relevant topics/chapters.

  1. Business and Consumer Laws
    • Antitrust
    • Attorneys
    • Deceptive trade practices
    • Interest rates - New
    • Lemon Laws
  2. Criminal Laws
    • Capital punishment
    • Computer crimes
    • Criminal statutes of limitations
    • Drunk driving
    • Gun control
    • Helmet and selected safety laws for motorcyclists and bicyclists
    • Illegal drugs: cocaine
    • Illegal drugs: heroin
    • Marijuana laws
    • Prohibited consensual sexual activity
    • Seat belt laws - New
    • Theft of identity
  3. Education Laws
    • Compulsory education
    • Corporal punishment in public schools
    • Prayer in public schools
    • Privacy of school records
  4. Employment Laws
    • Legal holidays
    • Minimum wage
    • Restrictive covenants in employment - New
    • Right to work
    • Whistleblower statutes
  5. Family Laws
    • ​Abortion
    • Adoption
    • Annulment and prohibited marriage
    • Child abuse
    • Child custody
    • Child support guidelines - New
    • Domestic violence - New
    • Grounds for divorce
    • Marital property
    • Marriage age requirements
    • Protective orders
  6. General Civil Laws
    • ​​Animal welfare
    • Bullying - New
    • Civil rights
    • Civil shoplifting - New
    • Civil statutes of limitations
    • Food laws - New
    • Freedom of information acts
    • Gambling
    • Legal ages
    • Lost, abandoned, and unclaimed personal property
    • Medical records - New
    • Negligence
    • Right to die: durable power of attorney
    • Right to die: euthanasia
    • Right to die: living wills
    • Stalking
    • State lotteries
    • Wills
  7. Real Estate Laws
    • ​​Adverse possession
    • Homestead
    • Leases and rental agreements
  8. Tax Laws
    • ​​Consumer taxes
    • Personal income tax

Laws by Topic

  • Abortion
  • Illegal drugs: cocaine
  • Adoption
  • Illegal drugs: heroin
  • Adverse possession
  • Interest rates - New
  • Animal welfare
  • Leases and rental agreements
  • Annulment and prohibited marriage
  • Legal ages
  • Antitrust
  • Legal holidays
  • Attorneys
  • Lemon laws
  • Bullying - New
  • Lost, abandoned, and unclaimed personal property
  • Capital punishment
  • Marijuana laws
  • Child abuse
  • Marital property
  • Child custody
  • Marriage age requirements
  • Child support guidelines - New
  • Medical records - New
  • Civil rights
  • Minimum wage
  • Civil shoplifting - New
  • Negligence
  • Civil statutes of limitations
  • Personal income tax
  • Compulsory education
  • Prayer in public schools
  • Computer crimes
  • Privacy of school records
  • Consumer taxes
  • Prohibited consensual sexual activity
  • Corporal punishment in public schools
  • Protective orders
  • Criminal statutes of limitations
  • Restrictive covenants in employment - New
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Right to die: durable power of attorney
  • Domestic violence - New
  • Right to die: euthanasia
  • Drunk driving
  • Right to die: living will
  • Food laws - New
  • Right to work
  • Freedom of information acts
  • Seat belt laws - New
  • Gambling
  • Stalking
  • Grounds for divorce
  • State lotteries
  • Gun control
  • Theft of identity
  • Helmet and selected safety laws for motorcyclist and bicyclist
  • Whistleblower statutes
  • Homestead
  • Wills