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Veidlinger, Rebecca

Fall 2019

966 Legal Research

Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger is an attorney in private practice specializing in Title IX and the institutional response to complaints of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Professor Veidlinger conducts external Title IX investigations for colleges, universities, and K-12 schools across the country. She also conducts comprehensive Title IX compliance and systems reviews for educational communities, examining past responses to complaints of sexual misconduct and providing recommendations for best practices in the field.

Professor Veidlinger teaches and trains on school-related sexual misconduct nationwide.  She serves as an instructor for the State University of New York's (SUNY) Student Conduct Institute, where she leads online modules on effective investigative interviewing and on collecting and understanding specialized evidence. Professor Veidlinger is also a contributing author to SUNY's Joint Guidance on Federal Title IX Regulations, a free comprehensive online resource geared to providing high-quality Title IX interpretation, insights, and practice tips for institutions of higher education.  She also regularly provides sexual misconduct prevention and response training to higher education administrators, K-12 personnel, coaches, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers.

Before entering private practice, Professor Veidlinger worked at the University of Michigan as a Title IX investigator, where she investigated complaints of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and stalking involving students, staff, and faculty. She also served as Michigan State University's interim deputy Title IX coordinator, overseeing MSU's creation of a free-standing civil rights investigation unit in 2015. Professor Veidlinger is the former sex crimes prosecutor in Monroe County, Indiana (home of Indiana University), where she prosecuted hundreds of cases of domestic and sexual violence involving children and adults. Professor Veidlinger began her legal career as a federal judicial clerk for The Hon. Harold H. Greene of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She received a JD, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, a master's degree in public policy and women's studies from The George Washington University, and a BA from McGill University.