Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Please take note of the following library hour changes:
Friday, July 27, 2018, from 7:00am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Monday – Tuesday, July 30 – 31, 2018, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
ELR started publishing in January 1971 with a singular purpose:
The Reporter is being undertaken in response to the widely-voiced request for legal research tools and basic information useful to those confronting environmental issues as advocates, counselors, government officials, and teachers. In attempting to serve this broad constituency, the Reporter will be designed to meet the standards of the specialized bar, although every reasonable effort will be made to assure that it is accessible to in experienced users.
ELR continues that focus today by providing a single source for all aspects of environmental law and policy. The goal of ELR is to educate the profession, provide timely information, encourage constructive debate, and explore new areas of innovation and understanding in order to foster a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law.
If you are having trouble finding inspiration for a topic, expand your search to international law. Researching in foreign jurisdictions will expose you to new jurisprudence and may spark an idea for an article or paper.
If you use the database tab, located towards the top of the library’s web page, you will be directed to a list of the Library’s databases. In the database list, you will find the Foreign Law Guide. The Foreign Law Guide is a great tool for finding laws on a subject from other countries. Lexis Advance has a section dedicated to foreign law that can be accessed through the “International” tab on its front page.
July is Independence Month! Learn some fun facts about Independence Day (did you know it should be July 2?), and read about Lincoln's views on the holiday. The books below cover various topics on the founding of our nation. If you would like to check out any of these books, please ask the circulation staff to place a hold on the book for you, and you will receive it at the end of the month.
The Library has an Academic Support and Bar Prep guide! You can find it under the "Research Guides" tab, or go straight to it. One of the highlights is a link to the Florida Bar Study Guide. Go through questions taken from exams over the last 15 years, write essays, and compare them to the sample answers. Practice makes perfect, and these guides will give you plenty of practice!
Be sure to visit the Library’s Online Repository at http://commons.law.famu.edu/.
The Repository holds a variety of publications and documents that could be useful for projects and research. Alumni, faculty, and student academic publications are available free to access to anyone on the web and cover a wide variety of topics. Through the online repository platform, FAMU College of Law’s Scholarly Commons scholarship has reached thousands of researchers around the world. To see the readership that the College's scholarship has, you can view the daily downloads of the Repository’s holdings through a map located at the bottom of the main page.
The Repository also hosts materials on FAMU College of Law’s founding, including information on the efforts of Virgil Hawkins to enter into the profession of law.