Criminal Law Practice
Cults and Alternative Religions
"Dangers" of the Administrative State
Education and the Law
Foreign Relations Law
Genetics and the Law
Global Approaches to Immigration and Citizenship
International Environmental Law
International Human Rights Law
Law and Psychology
Law and Sexuality
Law and Social Change
Law of Armed Conflict
Mass Torts Litigation
National Security Law
Neuroscience, Law, and Ethics
Philosophy of Crime and Punishment
Privacy, Big Data and Emerging Technologies
Race and the Law
State and Local Tax Law
The topical research guides listed here are designed to provide students in specific Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law courses with resources and tools to begin their course-related research. The guides provide information on print and electronic library resources, legal databases, interdisciplinary databases, current awareness resources, and web resources.
The reference librarians at the Ross-Blakley Law Library encourage all students engaging in research projects to meet with a librarian to discuss their research. College of Law students can request an appointment to meet with a librarian here.
Choosing a Paper Topic Research Guide
This research guide from the Ross-Blakley Law Library is designed for students who are writing a substantive legal research paper and are looking for guidance on how to begin. The guide details sources for help in selecting a paper topic and offers insight in how to check whether your paper will add new information to the field of law.
Conducting a Preemption Check Research Guide
This research guide details the recommended steps for conducting a preemption check, as well as provides information on and links to a variety of resources for conducting a thorough check.
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