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.
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In what 1967 case did the Supreme Court hold that a law prohibiting interracial marriages violated the Fourteenth Amendment?
The Rulebook provides users mobile access to federal and state court rules. Among the features offered in Rulebook: full-text searching of the user's Rulebook library, basic annotation tools, and hyperlinking to other relevant rules. The Bluebook is available as an in-app purchase for $39.99.
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.
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.
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.