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Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Mark Aldridge » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:09 pm

I am going to write a law article. Where do I look for some "hot" legal topics?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:19 pm

Please search, "hot legal topic" on Google and screenshot the results for us.

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Mark Aldridge » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:21 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:Please search, "hot legal topic" on Google and screenshot the results for us.


It is not getting me very good results. Do you have any specific resources you would use, besides search engines?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:27 pm

Mark Aldridge wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:Please search, "hot legal topic" on Google and screenshot the results for us.


It is not getting me very good results. Do you have any specific resources you would use, besides search engines?


What about the picture results?

Have you tried "hot xxx legal topic"? Or "hot barely legal topic"?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Mark Aldridge » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:35 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
Mark Aldridge wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:Please search, "hot legal topic" on Google and screenshot the results for us.


It is not getting me very good results. Do you have any specific resources you would use, besides search engines?


What about the picture results?

Have you tried "hot xxx legal topic"? Or "hot barely legal topic"?


Are these threads on top law schools?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:39 pm

Why would you write a law article if you have no ideas for a topic?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby IsThisForReal » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:42 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:Why would you write a law article if you have no ideas for a topic?

Our journal requires it I think. So I will be in this same situation soon enough.
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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:43 pm

IsThisForReal wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Why would you write a law article if you have no ideas for a topic?

Our journal requires it I think. So I will be in this same situation soon enough.

But the OP is a 0L.

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Mark Aldridge » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:43 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:Why would you write a law article if you have no ideas for a topic?


To put it on my resume and make me look interested in the law. Maybe I can make some connections that way when people see my name in print. I am interested in the law in general I just would like to hone down on a topic.

Do you have any suggestions for resources for cutting edge legal issues and topics?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Mark Aldridge » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:43 pm

IsThisForReal wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Why would you write a law article if you have no ideas for a topic?

Our journal requires it I think. So I will be in this same situation soon enough.


Looks like we are in the same boat! Do you know what you are going to write about?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby IsThisForReal » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:44 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
IsThisForReal wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Why would you write a law article if you have no ideas for a topic?

Our journal requires it I think. So I will be in this same situation soon enough.

But the OP is a 0L.

Oh. That's dumb. OP, you're trying to hard. Take a vacay
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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:46 pm

Mark Aldridge wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Why would you write a law article if you have no ideas for a topic?


To put it on my resume and make me look interested in the law. Maybe I can make some connections that way when people see my name in print. I am interested in the law in general I just would like to hone down on a topic.

Do you have any suggestions for resources for cutting edge legal issues and topics?

Where do you want to publish it? How do you expect to have anything useful to say on a legal topic yet?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Mark Aldridge » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:47 pm

IsThisForReal wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
IsThisForReal wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Why would you write a law article if you have no ideas for a topic?

Our journal requires it I think. So I will be in this same situation soon enough.

But the OP is a 0L.

Oh. That's dumb. OP, you're trying to hard. Take a vacay


I am actually on vacay right now! That's why I have some time to write my article. Any ideas of where to look for topics?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Mark Aldridge » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:51 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
Mark Aldridge wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Why would you write a law article if you have no ideas for a topic?


To put it on my resume and make me look interested in the law. Maybe I can make some connections that way when people see my name in print. I am interested in the law in general I just would like to hone down on a topic.

Do you have any suggestions for resources for cutting edge legal issues and topics?

Where do you want to publish it? How do you expect to have anything useful to say on a legal topic yet?


I'm going to publish it with a real lawyer - that's my "in." We'll be co-authors. I want to publish it in a trade journal or maybe on an on-line publication.

As for how I'll have anything useful to say, I find it hard to believe any lawyers have anything useful to say off the bat. They, like me, will have to research their articles first and revise and conform their initial thoughts and hypotheses to how their issue is treated by courts.

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby IsThisForReal » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:52 pm

Mark Aldridge wrote:
IsThisForReal wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
IsThisForReal wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Why would you write a law article if you have no ideas for a topic?

Our journal requires it I think. So I will be in this same situation soon enough.

But the OP is a 0L.

Oh. That's dumb. OP, you're trying to hard. Take a vacay


I am actually on vacay right now! That's why I have some time to write my article. Any ideas of where to look for topics?

Go read a book that has nothing to do with law. Trust me
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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby browniestasty » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:54 pm

If you can make it happen with less than (arbitrarily decided) 5 hours of work... sure.

Otherwise you're better off studying for the LSAT.

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Mark Aldridge » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:56 pm

browniestasty wrote:If you can make it happen with less than (arbitrarily decided) 5 hours of work... sure.

Otherwise you're better off studying for the LSAT.


I can make it happen.

Any ideas of resources to find cutting edge legal topics?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:06 pm

Are we still treating this seriously?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Mark Aldridge » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:11 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:Are we still treating this seriously?


Yes I am serious about it. There are a lot of naysayers on this board though that's for sure.

So do you have any good ideas for resources I could turn to or not?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Mark Aldridge » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:18 pm



Thanks!

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Eee666 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:19 pm

Seconding the advice to search for "barely legal" topics. A lot of legal scholarship is concerned with liminality - that is, given that we must draw a categorical distinction somewhere on a gradient of conduct/consequences/whatever, where do we choose to draw that line, and, more importantly, why? For you in particular OP, a relatively straightforward and highly publishable exercise would be to explain why some conduct is "barely legal", and explore the different ways the legal system has arrived at that point (or, why other systems have chosen to draw the line elsewhere, necessitating an exploration of what's "barely legal" in those jurisdictions too.)

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Mark Aldridge » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:26 pm

Eee666 wrote:Seconding the advice to search for "barely legal" topics. A lot of legal scholarship is concerned with liminality - that is, given that we must draw a categorical distinction somewhere on a gradient of conduct/consequences/whatever, where do we choose to draw that line, and, more importantly, why? For you in particular OP, a relatively straightforward and highly publishable exercise would be to explain why some conduct is "barely legal", and explore the different ways the legal system has arrived at that point (or, why other systems have chosen to draw the line elsewhere, necessitating an exploration of what's "barely legal" in those jurisdictions too.)


I have no idea what thought you are trying to convey

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby Mark Aldridge » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:27 pm



this was not helpful

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Re: Law Students, where can I find a "hot' legal topic to write about?

Postby IsThisForReal » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:31 pm

Mark Aldridge wrote:


this was not helpful

Then you're an idiot who needs to stop wasting peoples time
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