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Death Penalty Seminar: Issues in Capital Punishment: Picking a Topic

This guide serves as an introduction to the resources available about the Death Penalty, specifically for LAW 6518 Death Penalty Seminar: Issues in Capital Punishment.

What Makes a Good Topic?

What to Look For: 

  1. Emerging Issues
  2. Unresolved issues – split circuits or split of authority, case of first impression, unsettled doctrine, open question
  3. Pending Legislation
  4. Notable Trials
  5. Hot Topics

Where to Look?

Where to Look?

Current Event Sites

Searching current event sites and legal blogs can be a great way to get ideas for your research topic!