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Rachael Andersen-Watts

Instructor in Law
Director, Academic Success Program

Rachael Andersen-Watts leads the Law School's Academic Success program, which supports students with individualized coaching designed to enhance their legal education. She taught Legal Writing from 2015 to 2020 before launching the Academic Success program in 2021. She has also worked in private practice, principally in health care law, in Nashville and Detroit. Her work as an attorney included regulatory, contract and transactional representation along with research and writing related to litigation matters. She is certified 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)