State Law Law and Legal Definition

State law is the body of law in a particular state. It consists of the state’s constitution, statutes, regulations and common law. In U.S each state has separate state laws passed by the state legislature and signed into law by the state Governor. The state law exists parallel to the federal law. In case of conflict between state law and federal laws, federal law prevails according to Article IV, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution. However there are uniform laws adopted by individual states in order to make the laws on various subjects’ uniform among the states. For example, the Uniform Commercial Code.