A strong research topic/question covers a well-defined and well-studied area of research and is:
Step 1: Choose an issue or problem that interests you
Step 2: Do some exploratory research to:
Step 3: Use the information from your exploratory research to:
Step 4: Do more in-depth research to build your proposed policy and build your arguments for why this problem is important and impactful
Write about what interests you: Professors want students to write about issues that they care about. If you're interested in the issues you've selected, it will be more fun for you to write your Inequality Paper, and probably more fun for Dr. Draus to read it, too.
Ask Dr. Draus for feedback on your problem and proposed legal reform
Once you've picked a research topic for your paper, it isn't set in stone. It's just an idea that you will test and develop through exploratory research. This exploratory research may guide you into modifying your original idea for a research topic. Watch this video for more info: