I have already issued a warning about news as source in the Home "tab" Introduction section, but it is worth repeating that sometimes with legal news sources, there just isn't enough law to make a good paper. However, often they are the gateway to excellent research pieces when supplemented with other resources.
There are a variety of ways to get legal news and maintain current awareness using subscription services and the Web.
Bloomberg Law. Bloomberg Law was built as a news service first and then added primary and secondary content later. Regardless of topic, one of the best techniques to use is to search for circuit splits on your topic from the U.S. Law Week. Watch the following video to learn how.
Law 360. Law360 is a Lexis product that we have access to. It is a news and current awareness service for 61 general topics, many of them are of current interests. To find Law360, follow the steps below.
When you click on Law360, you may have to register the first time. If you have trouble accessing, do the following:
To gain access to Law360 standalone, your Lexis ID needs to be associated with your .edu email address. If you are not sure, check your Lexis registration settings and update to your .edu address.
You will eventually get to a "splash" page that looks like the following. Note the location of "SEE ALL 61 SECTIONS."
When you choose "SEE ALL 61 SECTIONS," you will have the following news services to choose from. I have marked topics that might be important to Professor Holman's Law, Science, & Technology course.
Not every news story will make a good paper. Choose ones that have some law being applied or formulated. Look for issues for which you can research actual law. It's not bad to have a policy debate, but having some real law is always better.