Rachel Brand traveled from the halls of UMM to the corridors of power.
Posted by Rebecca Webb from a previous press release on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009
"I remember Rachel Brand well as an able, alert student sitting in the front row of Introduction to U. S. History in the fall of 1994,” said Roland Guyotte, professor of history, recently. “She paid careful attention to the election that year, an early indicator of her later political activism and achievement."
The University of Minnesota, Morris alumna (1995) and Harvard Law School graduate (1998) has since served as counsel in the Regulatory and Government Affairs and Litigation and Controversy Departments and has been a member of the Defense and National Security and Government and Regulatory Litigation Practice Groups. Brand, a former assistant attorney general and associate counsel under President George W. Bush and clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, is a leading expert on the USA PATRIOT Act, national security issues and the Supreme Court confirmation process. In October of 2008, she returned to the Morris campus to deliver an address, "Viewing the Federal Judiciary from all Angles."