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Capstone/WIE: Finding & Researching Your Paper Topic

Set up Alerts

Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance and Westlaw all provide the capability to set up alerts for legal topics and have those alerts sent to you via email. You can choose how often the alerts are sent. 

Don't forget the power of KeyCite and Shepard's. Use these tools to monitor case developments and pending legislation. 

Sign up for Newsletters

Many current awareness tools give you the opportunity to sign up for newsletters, to be delivered daily, weekly or monthly or as breaking news happens. Broad coverage is available through the National Law Journal and Law360, both available from Lexis, while other tools are subject-specific, like E&E Daily and the Environmental Law Reporter for environmental issues, and LawMemo for employment issues. 

Apps for Current Awareness

The Flipboard app is an easy way to compile stories of interest and view them in a visually pleasing way. An example is available here:

View my Flipboard Magazine.

Use Feedly to search for and read blogs and news articles on topics of interest. Available on the web or as an app. 

Listen to podcasts using your favorite podcasting app like Stitcher or the native Podcast app on your phone. Looking for legal-themed podcasts? Start with Legal Talk Network

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