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.
News Center Spotlights
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.
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The O. J. Simpson murder case officially came to a close on October 3, 1995, when the jury delivered a controversial not guilty verdict. Where did Simpson defense team lawyer, Robert Kardashian (yep, that Kardashian), go to law school?
LawStack is a legal library in your pocket. LawStack comes preloaded with the following: US Constitution, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
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.