Legal Research Center
**ATTENTION: The Legal Research Center will be closed to non-law students for the duration of law school final exams: 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 30 through noon on Thursday, May 14 except for users of the FDLP collection. During this period, entrance to the LRC will require the presentation of a USD Torero ID card identifying the individual as a law or paralegal student.**
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.
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Pardee Legal Research Center 212
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Pardee Legal Research Center 122
News Center Spotlights
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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
Need help studying for final exams? CaseBriefs includes student briefs, course outlines, and exam prep materials. The app is FREE and may be downloaded 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.