About the LRC

As one of the premier academic law libraries in the country, the LRC serves as an invaluable resource for students and faculty, in particular, as well as alumni and members of the public. The Law School Library originally existed on the third floor of the main USD law school building, Warren Hall. In 1970, the law library moved to the vacated Knights of Columbus building and with the generous help of Marvin and Lillian Kratter, the law library was greatly expanded. Fund-raising in the eighties led to a two-year construction project, completed in 1990 thanks to the single largest gift in the Law School’s history—a $2.5 million commitment from university trustee George M. Pardee Jr. and his wife Katherine. The law library officially became the LRC at a September 21, 1990 ceremony. The LRC continues to grow to support the educational missions of the School of Law and the university.


Pardee Legal Research Center
Pardee Legal Research Center
Main: (619) 260-4542
Reference: (619) 260-4612
Fax: (619) 260-4616

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