Robin Schard

Associate Director, Law Library & Lecturer in Law

J.D. 1990, University of Miami School of Law
M.L.S. 1994, Rutgers University
B.A. 1987, Rutgers University

Phone: (305)284-6441
Office: D138

Robin Schard earned a B.A., in Spanish and political science, and an M.L.S. from Rutgers University. She also earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami, where she served as an associate editor of the Inter-American Law Review.

Before returning to the warmth of the University of Miami, she served as the Head of Reference Services at Marquette University Law Library, and as a reference librarian at the Atlantic City Free Public Library.

She currently serves on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal Internet Reference Services Quarterly. Ms. Schard teaches Legal Research Techniques.


Hachette Book Group v. Internet Archive: Is there a Better Way to Restore Balance in Copyright?, 24 Internet Reference Serv. Q. 53 (2019).

Legal Research in the Americas: Where to Begin, 39 University of Miami Inter-American Law Review 269-274 (2008).

Internet Resources for Long-Term Care Insurance, 3 Elder's Advisor 107 (2001).

Internet Resources for Retirement Planning, 2 Elder's Advisor 71 (2001).

Reverse Mortgage Information Online, 3 Elder's Adviser 85 (2001).

Moving the Family Member Toward Independence, Estate Planning for Special Needs Families, 2nd ed. 23 (2001).

Legal Resources on Elder Abuse in the Institutional Setting, 2 Elder's Advisor 81 (2000).

Assisted Living Resources on the Web, 2 Elder's Advisor 81 (2000).

Search Tools: Skills and Strategies, 1 Elder's Advisor 56 (2000).

Internet Resources Related to Nursing Care Facilities, 2 Elder's Advisor 110 (2000).

Elder Law-Related Organizations on the Internet, 1 Elder's Advisor 78 (2000).

Legal Research Tools: In Search of the Best Format, 1 Elder's Advisor 59 (1999).

Finding Internet Sites on Elder Issues: Health and Human Services, 1 Elder's Advisor 80 (1999).

 Presentations & Awards

Zooming Through the Pandemic: Lawyers Navigating Technology & Ethics Issues in the Remote Practice of Law (with Jan Jacobowitz), Key Biscayne Bar Association (April 8, 2021)

The Impact of a Pandemic on Legal Ethics and the Use of Technology (with Jan Jacobowitz), Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami (April 22, 2021)

Creating Your Own Disaster/Emergency Response Plan at the Symposium on Emergency Planning in Libraries and Archives (July 10, 2020)

Practice-Oriented Research for Practice-Based Learning: Legal Research in the Externship/Field Placement Program at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting (July 17, 2018)

Manage & Share Your Research & References: Zotero, RefWorks, & Mendeley (with Stephen Nelson) at the CALI Conference hosted by Harvard Law School (June 21, 2014)

Legal Research: Exploring New Tools and More at Legal Corps Professional Development Workshop Series (December 4, 2013)

Legal Research: Exploring New Tools and More Effective Ways to Use Them at Legal Corps Professional Development Workshop Series (November 14, 2012)

Legal Research: Exploring New Tools and More Effective Ways to Use Them at Legal Corps Professional Development Workshop Series (November 16, 2011)

Phone: (305)284-6441
Office: D138

Websites and Blogs

Legal Research Techniques