Legal Research Paper Topic Ideas

Ideas

  • Does downloading music, videos, and software infringe on the rights of media producers and cause income loss?
  • Should homosexuals be allowed to marry or should they be granted civil unions?
  • Should the homosexuals who have married in San Francisco in February 2004, be charged with breaking federal law?
  • Should the government have a say in defining marriage?
  • What are the advantages of letting homosexuals adopt? Disadvantages?
  • Does society have a legal obligation to protect privacy of all its citizens, including criminals?
  • Should there be laws restricting internet pornography?
  • Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
  • Should voters have to pass a current affairs test or identify why they favor a particular candidate before being allowed to cast a vote?
  • Should attorneys draft contracts in non-technical legal terms so that clients can better understand documents?
  • Should judges be held responsible for rulings that backfire (i.e. the Carlie Bruchia case where a convict was let out on parole)?
  • Should the police be allowed to torture or brutalize suspects if the victim hasn’t been found, but might still be alive?
  • Should prayer be allowed in school?
  • Should theology majors be granted state financial aid?
  • Should genetic engineering be controlled by law?
  • Should public service workers (teachers, trash collectors, hospital workers) be allowed to strike?
  • Should teachers be required to write recommendations for students while on strike?
  • Do harsher penalties translate to fewer convictions?
  • Should the government regulate public breastfeeding?
  • Should polygraph testing be allowed in the courtroom?
  • Should executions be allowed for such sex crimes as pedophilia?
  • Should juvenile offenders be tried and punished as adults?
  • Are race-based scholarships necessary?
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages of affirmative action in college admissions?
  • Should there be public responsibility laws that prevent frivolous lawsuits (i.e. lady at McDonalds who spilled hot coffee on herself or the woman who sued Wal-mart for using lower quality bags)?
  • Should small towns and medium sized cities be able to keep Wal-Mart Supercenters out of their communities?
  • Should the government look at privatizing all education from pre-K through college?
  • Should people who abuse animals receive jail time?