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LRC Resources for 1Ls

About this guide

Welcome to the LRC's LibGuide for 1Ls.  Here you will find information about resources at the LRC that can help you with your first-year coursework. Click on one of the tabs to find more subject-specific resources for all your courses.

Reference Assistance

Reference Desk Hours when classes are in session:  

Mon.-Thurs. 9am-6pm
Fri. 9am-5pm
Sun. noon-4pm


Phone: (619) 260-4612

E-mail: lrcrefer@sandiego.edu

Click here for Reference Desk Hours during Finals, Intersession, and Summer sessions. 

Studying at the LRC

Need a quiet place to study? The LRC has ample tables and carrels for quiet and group study areas.

Note Well: during COVID-19 study spaces are limited to ensure compliance with health guidelines. Reserve a space or check on space availability at the LRC Seat Reservation system.

Recommended reading for all 1Ls

USD Law's Academic Success Program offers a wealth of advice and assistance on how to succeed in law school: briefing cases for class, handling stress, surviving the Socratic teaching method, outlining, exam-writing and much, much more.

Take advantage of the Health, Wellness and Safety resources available to the entire USD community.