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LAW 823 - From Partners to Parents: Selected Issues in Family Law (Prof. Fineman / Prof. Samandari, Spring 2015)  

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Finding a Topic

The following sources can be helpful when choosing or revising a topic (just don’t forget to also do a preemption check by searching working papers and law review articles to make sure your tentative topic hasn’t already been written on).  

Bloomberg BNA resource: Published weekly on Tuesdays and offers a nationally oriented guide to important new federal and state cases, legislation, trends and issues.  Coverage from August 1996 to date.

Law blogs:

Current events  (via databases available at Emory University) 

  • Ethnic NewsWatch: A full-text collection of U. S. newspapers, magazines, and journals of ethnic, minority, and native presses. Coverage 1960 to present.
  • Gender Watch: Provides publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.
  • Women Watch (UN Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality): Information, resources, and reports on women and human rights.

DVD’s related to family law included in the Law Library’s collection (located on the 2nd Floor behind the Service Desk):

  • I Am a Girl [about growing up female in several different countries] (2014], DVD No. 713
  • Call Me Kuchu [about David Kato and Uganda] (2013), DVD No. 603, in Law Library
  • Justice for Sale: Confession of Rape in Congo (2012), DVD No. 423
  • Red Wedding: Women Under the Khmer Rouge (2012), DVD No. 446
  • Conceiving Family [about adoption in Canada] (2011), DVD No. 17602 
  • Mothers of Bedford [about mothers in prison] (2011), DVD No. 640
  • The Price of Sex [about human trafficking and sexual slavery] (2011), DVD No. 443
  • Invoking Justice [about family disputes in Southern India] (2011), DVD No. 417
  • Saving Face [about acid attacks in Pakistan] (2011), DVD No. 422
  • Made in India [about surrogacy] (2010), DVD No. 439
  • Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2010), DVD No. 15005 
  • For My Wife: The Making of an Activist for Marriage Equality (2010), DVD No. 16827 
  • Mrs. Goundo's Daughter [about female genital cutting] (2009), DVD No. 392
  • Quest for honor [about “honor killing”] (2009), DVD No. 425
  • Sin by silence [about violence against women] (2009), DVD No. 600

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