It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
There are many different ways you might select a topic. Whenever you are doing a paper for a class, we strongly recommend speaking with your professor about promising areas of research. We also cannot emphasize enough the importance of ultimately narrowing your focus: remember that you are writing a research paper, not a multi-volume treatise.
Many people find legal news to be a good starting place for topic selection. Below are some resources you might find useful.
Law360 is a legal news source that covers major litigation in U.S. federal courts, the world's 2,000 top companies, and every major development in class actions and multidistrict litigation. It also provides daily topical e-mail newsletters as well as key documents underlying reported litigation.
Legal news and information for legal professionals and law students. Access to recent court filings and current state cases. Details on legal jobs, practice centers, law firms, and legal products. Publications include: American Lawyer, Legal Times, and National Law Journal.
Access Note: Users who have a LexisNexis login may also use those credentials to access law.com.
VU Libraries ResearchGuides is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You may republish or adapt this guide for educational purposes, as long as proper credit is given. Our recommended credit includes the statement: Written by, or adapted from, Vanderbilt University Libraries (current as of .....). If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.