Kyndra Rotunda

Kyndra Rotunda

Executive Director of the Military Law and Policy Institute and AMVETS Legal Clinic

Professor Rotunda is regarded as a leading expert in military law and currently teaches Law of War and a Family Violence Clinic. She is the author of Honor Bound: Inside the Guantanamo Trials, published by Carolina Academic Press (2008). She directed the Clinic for Legal Assistance to Service Members at George Mason School of Law, where she and her students successfully represented military families in various legal disputes, including Physical Evaluation Boards and Traumatic Service Group Life Insurance Appeals. Rotunda has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for disabled troops.

Professor Rotunda began her career in the US Army JAG Corps and has since been recruited by the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) to produce a series of instructional DVDs about military law. She has also authored a coordinating outline and co-authored NVLSP's forthcoming book regarding military administrative/disability proceedings, to be published by Lexis Nexis. She remains in the Army Reserves and holds the rank of Major. Rotunda has served in several missions related to the Global War on Terror: she served in Guantanamo Bay, was the legal advisor to a team of investigators pursuing leads in the war on terror, served as a prosecutor at the Office of Military Commissions, represented wounded troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and was the lawyer assigned to Jessica Lynch after Lynch's rescue.

Professor Rotunda is an avid writer and advocate for soldiers. She has written op-eds for The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Times. She is a regular television and radio commentator regarding military law and the ongoing trials in Guantanamo Bay. She has appeared on more than 20 nationally-syndicated radio shows, including The Michael Reagan Show, The Dennis Miller Show, and the Jim Bohannon Show. Rotunda has also appeared on national and international television news programs, including Hannity's America, the Brit Hume Report, and Al Jazeera.

B.A., University of Wyoming; J.D., University of Wyoming College of Law


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