Uniform Laws and Model Acts

A research guide on Uniform Laws and model acts that describes these resources and where they may be found in the Mabie Law Library.

Model Acts

Some of the more well-known model statutes are listed below. We have several editions of each of these titles; please ask a Research Services librarian for assistance in finding them.

Model Penal Code

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  • The ALI's 1962 Model Penal Code started out as an effort to create a Restatement of Criminal Law. That was abandoned due to the lack of consensus among the states on criminal law, so the ALI turned its attention to what they thought criminal law should look like. Although no state adopted the Model Penal Code in its entirety, it did cause many states to revise their criminal laws.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Model Code of Judicial Conduct

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

  • Although not explicitly designed as a model for states to follow, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been adopted, with modification, by many states. Annotated versions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure can be found in the United States Code Annotated and the United States Code Service.

Federal Rules of Evidence

  • As with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence have been adopted, with modification, by many states. NCCUSL's current Uniform Rules of Evidence are also largely an adoption of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Annotated versions of the Federal Rules of Evidence can be found in the United States Code Annotated and the United States Code Service. The Uniform Laws Annotated text provides annotations of all the state court decisions involving the Uniform Rules of Evidence but does not provide annotations for the corresponding provisions of the Federal Rules of Evidence.

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