Klingele to Clerk on U.S. Supreme Court

Posted: 2007-06-27 01:50:00

University of Wisconsin Law School alumna Cecelia Klingele '05 will begin a clerkship with U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in 2008.

Klingele is currently completing a two-year clerkship in Madison with Chief Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Later this summer Klingele will begin a one-year clerkship with Judge Susan Harrell Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida. Upon completing her clerkship in Florida she will move to Washington to begin her work for Justice Stevens.

Klingele received her B.A. in history, history of culture, and classical humanities from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. At the Law School she was the founder of the Law School Family Association and worked extensively in clinical projects at the Frank J. Remington Center.

Klingele served as a foster parent for Dane County Human Services for more than five years during her university and Law School years. As a third-year law student she was the recipient of the Association of Women Lawyers scholarship in recognition of academic excellence and outstanding service to the Law School and the community at large.

Following graduation, Klingele served as a clinical instructor in the Frank J. Remington Center's Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons Program before beginning her clerkship with Judge Crabb.

During her District Court clerkship Klingele has taught an advanced legal writing course at the Law School designed to prepare students for judicial clerkships and internships. Her research interests include criminal law, sentencing, and correctional policy. She is a member of the American Bar Association's Committees on Sentencing and Corrections, and serves on the Corrections Committee's Prisoner Health Care Task Force.

Klingele is co-author, with Law School Professor Walter J. Dickey, of "Promoting Public Safety: A Problem-Oriented Approach to Prisoner Reentry," written for the Fifth Annual Reentry Roundtable, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C. (2004).

Dickey comments, "Cecelia's particular interest in criminal law, and her ability, were demonstrated by the fact she received the outstanding student award for her work at the Remington Center. She so impresssed everyone then and when she worked for a summer at the Center before starting her clerkship with Judge Crabb. She was the best student I have had."

To read an article on Klingele that appeared July 6, 2007 in Madison's Capital Times, see http://www.madison.com/tct/news/stories/index.php?ntid=200342

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