Finding a Case
To choose an interesting case about employment law I recommend leveraging what you have learned in the "quotable quote" project. Rather than searching for a case by topic in a judicial opinion database such as Lexis-Nexis. To get the full text of a judicial opinion, these data points about the case are helpful:
Jurisdiction or Court
Example: Vance v. Ball State University, 646 F. 3d 461 (7th Circuit 2011)
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Google Scholar check off legal documents and if know select the court
Lexis-Nexis Case Look-Up
Searching Lexis-Nexis for Law Review Articles
Another good database for law review articles.
To find quotes about interesting employment law issues you will be most successful by browsing and searching in news aimed at general readers and HR professionals. Think Wall Street Journal, Business Week, New York Times. These sorts of publications typically solicit comments from experts whereas scholarly publications (law reviews) do so less frequently. The following library databases may be helpful for finding news articles on employment law issues.
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, country-and industry-focused reports.
Business Source Premier is a full-text, scholarly and trade article database covering a wide range of topics including management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international business, operations management and management information systems.
Choosing a Case or Law to Report On
Law firms post newsletters and blogs with analysis on new laws, regulations and decisions and practical advice. These sources are typically free, reliable, current and well suited to browsing. These recognized firms with top labor and employment practices blogs and newsletters should be helpful for finding interesting cases to report on.
Jackson Lewis Blogs
Morgan Lewis Labor & Employment Publications
Proskauer Publications (filter by practice)
Seyfarth Shaw (filter by by practice)
Littler Mendelson (filter by practice)