Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Law Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Nov. 22 and 23.
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fastcase is a leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and powerful searching, sorting, and data visualization tools at your fingertips.
Fastcase is provided with a Florida Bar membership, so now is a perfect time to learn about Fastcase and its resources. As part of your student access to Fastcase's collection, you will be able to access a wide variety of practice aids and research sources from South Carolina's Academic Press.
Lexis Courtroom Cast is Available to All FAMU Students
If you are looking for a different way to examine the cases discussed in class, Lexis Courtroom Cast may be the tool that you need. Courtroom Cast allows students to hear audio recordings of, and sometimes from, the cases they are studying.
Courtroom cast also has a variety of training videos for trial advocacy, evidence, and appellate advocacy. These videos can not only help students get ready for class assignments such as engaging in mock oral arguments and presenting opening statements, they also can help them prepare for their future courtroom practice.
To sign up for Courtroom Cast, you must navigate to the Courtroom Cast page and then click on the "Login & Register " button. Once on the new page the link will take you to, you will need to click on the "Sign Up" button. The site will ask you for your famu.edu account information, a couple of personal information questions, and then allow you to create and sign into your new account.
Our display for October is on ethics in the law. Familiarize yourself with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, including the Preamble and Scope, then take a look at the books below. 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.
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.