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Library Services and Resources for the USD Legal Clinics

Librarians are here to help!

This guide is a collection of the library resources students may find helpful when working at the USD Legal Clinics. Click the side tabs for clinic-specific resources.

Librarians are available to assist with your clinic legal research via chat, email, or Zoom, M-Th 9am-6pm, Fri 9am-5pm, and Sun 12pm-4pm.

To reach us via chat, click the chat widget on the lower right corner of this screen. You may To send us a question over email, or to schedule a Zoom research consultation, please email the LRC Reference Department at

Librarians also hold weekly reference office hours at the clinics during the semester. These hours are listed on the LRC Reference @ Legal Clinics calendar.

LRC Research Presentations

Librarian slide presentations for the Legal Clinics are available on the LRC's website.

Quick Links for Clinic Research

Will I be doing the same type of research for the clinic as I did for my Legal Writing & Research class?

Not exactly.

In addition to the resources for searching case law and statutes that you have already mastered, you will be using general and specialized practice materials:

  • Litigation materials
  • Local court rules and forms
  • Arbitration information
  • Client materials
  • Government web sites and forms
  • Investigatory materials
  • Consumer credit materials