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Selecting and Developing a Legal Research Topic

The purpose of this guide is to assist students who are writing a legal research paper and need help selecting a topic and developing a thesis.

Contact a Law Librarian

If you need assistance finding and using any of the books, journal articles, databases and resources in this guide, please contact a law librarian.  You can use the 'Ask a Librarian' chat service for quick questions, or for more in-depth enquiries, please email: law-library@unimelb.edu.au

Other Research Guides

The following research guides have been prepared by other universities to assist their students with selecting a research topic.  Please be aware that the some of the links to resources in these guides are only accessible to students of those academic institutions.  

Online Resources