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Legal Research Center

The Legal Research Center

The Legal Research Center is a 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.

Along with books and reserve materials, the LRC circulation desk has a number of useful items for checkout, such as phone and laptop chargers, HDMI and Ethernet cables, GoPro Camera, HD webcams, and more. For more information, see Services for Students.

West Academic's Study Aids are still available!

Check out April's Virtual Book Display on Environment & the Law!

New Library Guides

The Legal Research Center has put together several new library guides for students and faculty. Have a look!

  • Finding Your Zone: Mental Health Resources: This guide aims to help you find your own brand of relaxation and mindfulness. It also includes links to trusted authorities that provide information about mental health and mental health initiatives. Compiled for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Course Reserves: This guide holds the list of physical items in the Legal Research Center's course reserves and links to online resources, divided by subject. It also has information on how to access online versions of textbooks during this remote learning period.
  • LRC Career & Practice Collection: This guide is a general overview of our new and growing collection of materials on law and legal professions. We'd like these to serve as supplemental aids for law students to explore as they begin thinking about life after law school. We'd like to thank Donna Gerson and the Career Strategies Office for their substantial donation and assistance making these materials more visible and accessible to our law students and patrons.
  • Remote Teaching Resources: A guide to resources for faculty transitioning to remote teaching in an emergency situation.

Summer and Graduating Student Westlaw Access

Continuing students automatically get FULL access all year-round (180 hours per month). You do not have to do anything to gain access over the summer. Please be reminded that the academic use restriction applies to summer access.  Permissible uses include:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Internship/Externship sponsored by the school

Graduating students may extend access through the Grad Elite program. Registered students will get 60 hours per month full access for 6 months post-graduation through November 30th, 2020.  Please look for additional information about the Grad Elite program under your account information when you log in to Westlaw.

For questions, please contact Erica Hines, our Westlaw Representative (