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Topic Selection

International Law Research
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Scott Craft

on 11 September 2014

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Transcript of Topic Selection

Cases
Statutes
Regulations
Authoritative Materials
Human Rights and Globalization Law Review
The Legal Research Transformer

Identify Your Relevant Resources
Digest and Topical Resources
West Digest
Use the Descriptive Word Index to find a topic and identify subtopics.

Casebooks
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]

Loose-Leaf Services
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.

Newsletters
Legal Newsletters in Print [REF KF1 .7 2006]
Comprehensive title listing and description of published legal newsletters.


Helpful Tools and Tutorials
The Scholarly Concoction!
Topic Selection
Choosing and Developing a Topic
Finding a Good Topic Requires Research
Scholarly
Unique
Interesting
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
Legal Databases
Main Campus Databases Journal Databases


Jstor
Lexis Academic
Proquest
EbscoHost
Internet Resources
HeinOnline
WestLawNext
Lexis Advance
Bloomberg Law

and Tools


Law by Source: Global | LII / Legal Information Institute
www.law.cornell.edu/world

Human Rights Libraray
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/

Researching Public International Law - Research Guides
library.law.columbia.edu

ILS Web Resources - Harvard Law School
www.law.harvard.edu
Electronic Resource Guide - American Society of International Law
www.asil.org/erghome.cfm

International Resources - FindLaw
www.findlaw.com/12international/

‎United Nations: International Law
www.un.org/en/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

Washington Post
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