State law

State law

The power of state law has historically included governing the following kinds of issues and claims:

  • Contracts, including sales, commercial paper, letters of credit, and secured transactions
  • Torts
  • Property, including real property, bailments of personal property, trademarks, copyrights, and the estates of decedents
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Domestic matters, including marriage, divorce, custody, adoption, and child visitation
  • Securities law
  • Environmental law
  • Agency law, governing the relationship between principals and their agents
  • Banking
  • Insurance

State Constitutions

See the entry aboutS tate Constitutions in this legal Encyclopeia.

Federal State

See the entry about the federal state topic in this resource.



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References and Further Reading

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The Legal History of State Law: The Confederation Period

This section provides an overview of State Law: The Confederation Period


See Also

  • Legal Biography
  • Legal Traditions
  • Historical Laws
  • History of Law

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