Legal Research Center
Welcome to the Pardee Legal Research Center (LRC). In addition to a fine collection of books, the library offers computer research services, a very strong microforms and documents collection and generous space for work and study. The library is open seven days a week. Professional reference service is available during a majority of the library's operating hours.
Pardee Legal Research Center First Floor, Common Area
News Center Spotlights
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AKA “Health Care Reform” and “Obamacare,” this landmark legislation requires, among other things, the purchase of health care insurance or the payment of a penalty. What is the official name of this Act?
Club of the Month
For our monthly library highlights, we display the library resources we have related to the law student organization of the month along with related links from other schools and associations.
the LRC App of the month
iSCOTUSnow provides free, up-to-date information about cases currently before the Supreme Court of the United States and those cases decided in the preceding term. Use for case abstracts, immediate access to oral arguments, and listening to audio transcripts. The app is FREE.
Check out our legal tech center
Test legal apps, charge mobile devices, play library trivia, read and watch popular legal books and movies. Find the current schedule of legal tech talks.
Meet library staff
Dean Gruben is the fearless leader of the law library. Don't be shy to ask him the hardest research questions you can come up with. He began his work as a librarian in 1977 and joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2009. Read more about his background.
Google Indoor Maps
The LRC has gone Google. Find floor maps of the library by visiting Google maps and then zooming in as far as you can go. Works best on mobile devices.