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Finding a Paper Topic: Preemption & Research

Tips and tools for finding and developing paper topics; includes resources for preemption check and keeping current on your topic.

Preemption Check

If writing a paper for publication, check to make sure no one else has published on your selected topic: 

  • Scrutinize any articles from the last five years that deal with your topic
  • ‚ÄčSimilar articles (or student notes) are okay as long as your analysis or conclusions are not the same  
  • Start on your research as part of this preemption process

Law Reviews & Journals

Pending Scholarship

Cross-Discipline & Dissertations