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Saturday - Sunday   Closed

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Saturday - Sunday   Closed

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VitalLaw, formerly Cheetah, allows users to search materials and practice guides created by Wolters Kluwer.

If you have a previous login with Cheetah, you will be able to login into VitalLaw using the same credentials.

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Law School Hints and News

Using Failure and Stress to Improve

There are two things that are certain to come with law school: failures and stress. Failures and stress are not usually considered positive things, but you can get the most out of them by learning how to manage and focus them in productive ways.

Stress can be made useful if you recognize it as the pressure of facing a challenge. Instead of letting stress freeze you in fear or cause you to lose focus by turning into panic, use the nervous energy that it creates inside you to tackle your projects and studies.

It can be helpful to remember that you are not alone in facing the stress of law school. Talk to your fellow students about what you are going through. You may learn new ways of dealing with your stress and make bonds with your fellow students in the process.

When stress starts to get overwhelming, focus on what you can control. A good deal of stress comes from sources that you have no control over. Do what you can with what you have and try to let the rest go.

When you tackle new ideas or and put them into practice, failures will occur. If something does not work out the first time, do not let the results turn into needless stress and worry. It has been found that failures can enhance your learning if you take the time to understand what went wrong.

Monthly Showcase

With exams coming soon, November's showcase focuses on the variety of study aid available through the library. Beyond physical study aids, there are a variety of online resources available through the College of Law's West Academic study aid subscription.

FAMU Law Library Online Repository


FAMU Law Library

Be sure to visit the Library’s Online Repository at

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.

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 (407) 254-3289

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