Former Judge Advocate Rachel VanLandingham Appointed to Southwestern Faculty
Rachel E. VanLandingham, a military law expert and 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), has been appointed to the Southwestern Law School full-time faculty as an Associate Professor of Law beginning Fall 2014. She will teach in the areas of criminal law and procedure. A Judge Advocate for more than a decade, she also looks forward to teaching in the area of national security law in the future.
In announcing the appointment, Dean Susan Prager said, “Professor VanLandingham brings extraordinary experience in international, criminal and military law, as well as several years of law teaching experience in military and private higher education settings. Her expertise and unique perspective will be a tremendous asset for Southwestern.”
During Professor VanLandingham’s military career, she served as a military prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, appellate defense attorney and nuclear surety inspector, stationed in the United States, South Korea, Italy and the Middle East.
Professor VanLandingham said she was drawn to Southwestern because of “the drive evident in Southwestern students to improve themselves and their community, as well as the amazing energy, intellect and collegiality of the faculty.” Continue reading…