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Selected Topics in Professional Responsibility Seminar: Finding a Topic

Tips for Topic Selection

  • Review assignment requirements
  • Look for novel legal issues
  • Give a new perspective to an old legal issue
  • Avoid topics that are overly broad or overly narrow
  • Select topics of interest to you
  • Conduct a preemption check

Resources for Finding a Topic

  • Blogs
  • Electronic Resources
  • Text books
  • Networking (professors, practitioners, professional organizations)
  • Independent research

Final Thoughts

  • Be vigilant
  • Always look for ideas
  • Evaluate your sources
  • Discuss

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