Rachel Alexander named writing director at USD School of Law Rachel K. Alexander has been named director of legal writing at The University of South Dakota School of Law. An attorney with Berens & Tate law firm, Omaha, NE, Alexander served as an adjunct legal writing instructor at Creighton University School of Law. Her selection was the result of a national search conducted following the retirement of Professor Sheryl Etling, who spent 19 years at the USD School of Law. Alexander will join USD Aug. 1. â�?�?I am delighted Rachel has accepted this opportunity to lead our legal writing program,â�? said Barry R. Vickrey, dean of the law school. â�?�?Her legal scholarship and publication, along with her experience in many areas of legal writing, make her an excellent choice for the Law School.â�? Alexanderâ�?�?s published articles cover a variety of issues in employment law as well as other topics. She received her degrees, a B.A. in political science and a juris doctor, from Creighton University.