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Researching a Law School Seminar Paper or Law Review Note: Topic Selection

Databases and resources for law students researching a seminar paper or law review note.

Topic Selection

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.