Assistant Professor, Faculty Associate to the Remington Center, Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty
Office: Room 8110, Law School
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
Law & Society
Criminal Justice Administration, Sentencing and Correctional Policy, Community Supervision, Collateral Consequences of Conviction, Policing
After receiving her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2005, Cecelia Klingele served as a law
clerk to Chief Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the United States District
Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Judge Susan H. Black of the
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and Associate
Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court. She returned to the University of Wisconsin in 2009 as a visiting assistant professor, and has been a permanent faculty member since 2011.
Professor Klingele's academic research focuses on criminal justice
administration, with an emphasis on community supervision of those
on conditional release. She is Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute's Model Penal
Code: Sentencing revision, External Co-Director of the University of Minnesota Robina Institute's Sentencing Law & Policy Program, and past co-chair of the Academic Committee of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section.
She teaches courses in criminal law, Constitutional criminal procedure, policing, and sentencing and corrections. In additional to her teaching and research, Professor Klingele is a faculty associate of the Frank J. Remington Center and the Institute for Research on Povert. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, an organization of faculty and instructional staff dedicated to promoting effective teaching and learning on campus and nationally by encouraging innovation, experimentation, and dialogue.
Professor Klingele and her husband live in Madison. They have one grown son, and eight more children at home who ensure life is never boring.