Cecelia M. Klingele

Associate Professor, Faculty Associate to the Remington Center, Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty, Faculty Affiliate of the La Follette School of Public Affairs

E-mail: cecelia.klingele@wisc.edu
Telephone: 608-890-3258
Office: Room 8110, Law School

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School

Teaching Areas:
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Law & Society

Recently Taught Courses
725 Introduction to Criminal Procedure
726 Intro to Substantive Criminal Law
760 Role of Police in a Free Society
904 SP Con Law: 4th, 5th, 6th Amendments
915 SP Crim. J. Admin.: Sentencing & Corrections
915 SP Crim. J. Admin.: Sentencing & Corrections
950 Lawyering Skills: Translating Law for Lay Audiences

Research Interests:
Criminal Justice Administration, Sentencing and Correctional Policy, Community Supervision, Collateral Consequences of Conviction, Policing, Youth Justice


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 has served as 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 addition to her teaching and research, Professor Klingele is a faculty associate of the Frank J. Remington Center, the La Follette School of Public Affairs, and the Institute for Research on Poverty. 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 three grown children, and six more at home who ensure life is never boring. 

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