Nebraska Governor Val Peterson told a Lincoln audience that unless the government of the State of Nebraska is streamlined, the state may soon become nothing but an administrative division of the national government. There is a need for a constitutional convention, he said, to provide the state with a basic law which is both compact and uncluttered by legislation. It is now appropriate, forty-one years after the last state constitutional convention, to take a close look at the Nebraska Constitution. This symposium issue features lawyers and professors of government discussing the basic laws of state government, which ordain and establish courts, statutes, cities, counties, highways, and penal and educational institutions. Collected here for examination is an analysis of the jurisprudence of Nebraska State Government.