Amy Spare

Associate Library Director for Research and Instructional Services


   Professor Spare received her B.A. from Temple University and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. After law school, she clerked for the Chief Judge of the Alaska Court of Appeals and then worked for the Alaska Public Defender’s Offices in Bethel and Anchorage. She returned to Pennsylvania and worked for Central Pennsylvania Legal Services in York. After earning her M.L.I.S. from University of Texas at Austin, she went on to head the Government Publications Department at Rice University’s library which is a designated patent and trademark depository library as well as a federal depository library. Prior to joining the library staff at Villanova, she was a research librarian at King and Spalding in Houston, Texas.

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

View Curriculum Vitae


  • SelectedWorks
  • SSRN

Courses and Seminars

  • Legal Research


University of Texas at Austin, MLIS

Northeastern University School of Law, JD

Temple University, BA