When searching for a topic, start with one of the books listed under the Writing Guides tab, especially Volokh's Academic Legal Writing. Writing guides provide detailed information on how to identify and tailor topics so that they are interesting, relevant, broad enough to provide enough material to write about, and narrow enough to be manageable.
Many news sources and scholarly publications can provide inspiration for fresh, relevant legal topics:
Other popular newsletters and blogs to check for inspiration include:
In addition to checking news sources, consider these strategies:
For even more advice on locating topics, see: