Amy Spare

Associate Director for Library Services and
Legal Research Instructor


Biography

Amy 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.  Amy 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 faculty in 2005
Professor Amy Spare

Office: Rm 161, Law School Building
Phone: 610-519-7188
Email

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Publications

  • SelectedWorks
  • SSRN


Courses and Seminars

  • Legal Research


Education

University of Texas at Austin, MLIS

Northeastern University School of Law, JD

Temple University, BA