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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News Center Spotlights
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In a fractured 4-1-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down the University of California, Davis's set aside program, but upheld the use of affirmative action measures in some circumstances. What was this case?
the LRC App of the month
Need help studying for final exams? The Lexis Q&A app contains free sample questions with additional questions available for purchase. Download the app from the iTunes App store.
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.