Step 1: Choose a law, court ruling, case, or issue of inequality 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 legal reform and build your arguments for why your issue/law/case/ruling represents a broad societal problem and for your own proposed reform agenda
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. Patel to read it, too.
Ask Dr. Patel 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: