Amy Spare

Associate Director for Library Services
Legal Research Instructor


Amy Spare coordinates law library services to faculty, students and visitors for reference, ILL, circulation, reserves, collection development and permissions. She also teaches legal research in the first-year curriculum, serves as a faculty advisor in the professional development course, and guest lectures in upper-level classes on research strategies in areas such as administrative law, criminal law, sexuality and the law, government documents, and fact-finding. Before coming to Villanova Law in 2005, Amy provided research services in a major law firm in Houston, Texas and headed the government publications department at Rice University, a patent and trademark depository library. As a practicing attorney, she worked for the Alaska public defender’s offices in Bethel and Anchorage and for central Pennsylvania legal services. She holds a JD from Northeastern University College of Law and an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin.

Practice Experience

  • Judicial Clerk for Chief Judge of the Alaska Court of Appeals
  • Alaska Public Defender’s Offices 
  • Central Pennsylvania Legal Services
  • Joined the Villanova Law faculty in 2005



Office: Rm 157, John F. Scarpa Hall
Phone: 610-519-7188

Courses and Seminars

  • Legal Research


  • University of Texas at Austin, MLIS
  • Northeastern University School of Law, JD
  • Temple University, BA