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Rachael Andersen-Watts

Instructor in Law

Rachael Andersen-Watts has taught at Vanderbilt Law School since 2015. She has also worked in private practice, principally in health care law, in Nashville and Detroit. The scope of her work as an attorney included regulatory, contract and transactional representation, as well as research and writing related to litigation-facing matters. In 2018, she obtained certification to serve as a Rule 31 mediator in family and civil disputes.


Representative Publications

  • "Annual Survey of Michigan Law, Environmental," 55 Wayne Law Review 313 (2009)
  • "High Price for Small Errors in RHQDAPU Reporting,"  American Health Lawyers Association RAP Sheet (2008)
  • "Recognizing Our Dangerous Gifts: Applying the Social Model to Mental Illness," 14 Michigan State Journal of Medicine & Law 201 (2008)
  • "The Failure of Breast Cancer Informed Consent Statutes," 14 Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 141 (2008)