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Transcript of Topic Selection
Human Rights and Globalization Law Review
The Legal Research Transformer
Identify Your Relevant Resources
Digest and Topical Resources
Use the Descriptive Word Index to find a topic and identify subtopics.
Casebooks and casebook notes are good sources of information about conflicting case law.
Uniform Laws and Restatements
The primary purpose of these resources is unifying state law – their annotations and comments help identify conflicts and comparative issues between laws of various states.
[4th Floor, KF165 and KF395]
You can locate looseleaf titles on your topic in Legal Looseleafs in Print [REF KF1 .7 2006]
Examples: Computer Lawyer, Biotechnology Law Report, BNA’s Patent Trademark and Copyright Journal.
Legal Newsletters in Print [REF KF1 .7 2006]
Comprehensive title listing and description of published legal newsletters.
Helpful Tools and Tutorials
The Scholarly Concoction!
Choosing and Developing a Topic
Finding a Good Topic Requires Research
Worth Writing About
Choose a Preliminary Topic
Conduct Thorough Research on Your Topic in Legal Research Materials
Find Everything that has been Written on Your Topic by using Journal Databases, Books, Legal Databases and Internet Searches
Research Legal Primary Source Material
Evaluate Your Research and Determine if Your Topic is Good
Main Campus Databases Journal Databases
Law by Source: Global | LII / Legal Information Institute
Human Rights Libraray
Researching Public International Law - Research Guides
ILS Web Resources - Harvard Law School
Electronic Resource Guide - American Society of International Law
International Resources - FindLaw
United Nations: International Law
Newspapers and Journals
Chicago Journal of Int'l Law
Int'l Herald Tribune
New York Law School Journal of Int'l and Comparative Law
New York Times