Amy Emerson, Assistant Dean for Library and Information Services & Assistant Professor of Law
Room 151 | (610) 519-7023 | email
Amy became the Director of the Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law in the summer of 2018. She manages law library operations and strategic planning, oversees the legal research curriculum, and teaches Legal Research, Analysis, Writing, and Communication in the first year legal writing program. Professor Emerson’s areas of expertise include law library administration, emerging law library service models and technologies, alternative research platforms, and experiential legal research pedagogy.
Prior to joining Villanova, and following nine years in private practice, Professor Emerson served as Associate Director for Library Administration and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. While at Cornell, she created the Legal Research Clinic and became its Director, building the first generalist legal clinic of its kind.
Professor Emerson received her B.A. with honors from Wells College, and dual J.D. and M.L.S. degrees with honors from Syracuse University.