Pardee Legal Research Center​

The law library exists to support the educational and scholarly activities of the USD law community.

Beginning April 19th, the Pardee Legal Research Center is open by reservation only to the students, faculty, and staff of the University of San Diego Law School. The LRC will continue providing many of its services remotely during the fall semester. See LRC Remote Services and Resources for more information about LRC services and online resources that are available to support remote teaching, learning, and research.

FDLP users: You may access many online FDLP resources by searching the library catalog. Many federal materials are online at The LRC will provide full access again as soon as possible. Other federal depositories may be located here: Federal Depository Library Directory.

Remote Learning Resources

LRC Access & Seat Reservations - Please check this guide for more information about the LRC's limited reopening.

LRC Remote Services & Resources - Please check this guide for the latest information about LRC services. It will be updated regularly with resources and information to help you work, teach, and learn remotely. 

Faculty Resources for Remote Teaching    |     Zoom Quick Start Guide 

The LRC reference team will provide remote reference services Monday-Thursday (9am-6pm), Friday (9am-5pm), & Sunday (noon-4pm) via chat (chat widget on library homepage) and email (

Contact the LRC

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Media Spotlight

The cover of Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States by Lon Kurashige.

Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States

(Ebook access free for USD users)

The 1882 act excluding Chinese laborers from the United States for ten years did more than displace the egalitarian spirit of the Burlingame and Angell Treaties; it placed an increasingly anti-Chinese Congress in the driver’s seat to set immigration policy. The result was a series of acts, each building onto the exclusion of Chinese laborers an increasingly discriminatory system of restriction,regulation, and surveillance. (p. 63)