Amy Wharton

  • Director, Law Library

Amy Wharton joined the law library in 2008 and became director in 2018. She holds a master's in library and information studies from the University of Oklahoma, where she was elected to the Beta Phi Mu honor society. Previously Wharton was a librarian in the Washington, D.C. office of Winston & Strawn. Wharton has practiced law in Virginia and the District of Columbia and is an associate member of the Virginia State Bar. She is a past president of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries. Wharton teaches Advanced Legal Research.


  • J.D.
    George Mason University School of Law
  • M.L.I.S.
    University of Oklahoma
  • B.A.
    University of Virginia


“Local Law,” in A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia (with Kristin Glover), Joyce Manna Janto, ed., Virginia CLE Publications, 8th ed., (2017). 
“Landing at a Run:  Tips for Molding Effective and Productive New Associates,” 60 Va. Law. 62 (2011). Article
“Web 2.0: What’s in it for Lawyer 1.0,” 58 Va. Law. 56 (2009). Article

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