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Legal Research Center

The Legal Research Center

The Legal Research Center is a state of the art library located on the 3rd floor in the law school. The collection reflects the curricular and research needs of the faculty and students with a particular emphasis on the areas of concentration: business and entrepreneurship, criminal law, health law and intellectual property. In addition to the numerous print resources, users have access to the thousands of electronic databases, books and journals that the LRC as well as the Drexel University Libraries subscribe to. This provides the researcher with access to legal and interdisciplinary materials.

News and Updates

DVDs in the LRC

DVDs can now be checked out for 72 hours! We have many leisure DVDs (My Cousin Vinny, anyone?) along with more academic films. All related to the law! Take one (or a few) home and enjoy!

New Book Spotlight

The LRC collects many new books throughout the semester. This one is currently on display at the Circ Desk. Take a look!: The Court and the World : American Law and the New Global Realities, by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. “Supreme Court Justice Breyer undertakes a high-level analysis of the legal framework that he and others on the Court employ to analyze complex issues that they face...He covers three major areas: the balance between security and civil rights, international commerce (including antitrust and patent law), and treaty interpretations. In addressing each topic, he begins with the history of the Court's jurisprudence and follows with a detailed and closely sourced analysis of relevant recent Supreme Court opinions.”- Publisher’s Weekly (full review).

GoPro Camera Now Available!

Thanks to the Student Bar Association’s Good Idea Fund, a GoPro Camera is now available for 2 Hour check-out at the Circulation Desk. It can be used by any member of the law community—students, student groups, faculty, or staff to record presentations, group discussions, meetings, speakers, and more. Check one out today!

Drexel Law Librarian Cited in Supreme Court Ruling

Congratulations to our law librarian John Cannan, whose article "A Legislative History of the Affordable Care Act: How Legislative Procedure Shapes Legislative History" was cited in the June 25th U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act! More Information...

Legal Research Refresher Materials

Did you miss the Legal Research Center's Researching Your Way to a Successful Summer legal refresher presentation? Or just want the materials for future reference? If so, the presentations are now available for download:

“Are There Any Study Rooms Available?” Signs

If you’re wondering if there are any study rooms availablewhich rooms are available, or when the next one is due, find one of these signs located throughout the LRC and the Law School building, then scan the QR code with your smart phone and you’ll be taken to the catalog page for the study rooms. If you bookmark this page (and refresh it), you’ll be able to see what study rooms are available from your phone at any time or in any place! Please visit the Circ Desk if you have any questions.

LRC Services Survey

The Legal Research Center is conducting a short survey to gather information about our services, in order to enhance current services and explore potential new ones. If you would like to participate, please follow this link. (All responses are anonymous.) We greatly appreciate your feedback. Thanks for your time!

Technology at the LRC

The LRC has recently added a new Apple charger to the Reserves collection. The charger is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad (4th Generation), and iPods. Other technologies available for 2-Hour check out include: chargers for MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and previous model Mac laptops, iPhones, iPads, and iPods. For PC users, we have a charger with interchangeable adapter heads to fit most PC laptops. We also have webcams, a hands-free headset, HDMI/Ethernet cables, a DVD player, and more. Come check them out today!

HD Webcams Now Available at the LRC Circulation Desk

Need to make a video for class? Or teleconference with classmates? Check out a Logitech Webcam C525 at our Circulation Desk. Features include: HD video recording and calling, built-in microphone, 8 megapixel photos, and 360 degree swivel.