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Selecting & Developing Your Seminar Paper Topic: Case Briefs, Motions, Pleadings & Oral Arguments

This guide is designed to help law students select and research a topic for their upper level writing requirement.

Lexis+: Briefs, Pleadings and Motions

Lexis+ Briefs, Pleadings and Motions database contains U.S. Supreme Court Briefs, New York federal and state briefs, as well as motions, pleadings, and other court filings

Tip: Run a search.  Limit search results, using the filters on the left.  For example by selecting "Content Type: Briefs" and "Court: Second Circuit", you will limit your results to briefs filed in the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and its district courts.

Westlaw Edge: Briefs

Westlaw Edge--Briefs database includes many briefs filed w/ U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and many state high courts and intermediate appellate courts.  Database includes:

  • New York Court of Appeals
  • New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department