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:

Case Name

Jurisdiction or Court



Example:  Vance v. Ball State University, 646 F. 3d 461 (7th Circuit 2011)

  Lexis Nexis Academic  Limitations on Use

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.

Quotable Quotes

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)

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 Benebits Blog

Proskauer Publications (filter by practice)

Littler Mendelson (filter by practice)