Cecelia Klingele

Associate Professor of Law

Professor Klingele’s research focuses on criminal justice administration, with an emphasis on community supervision of those on conditional release. Prior to becoming a professor, she served as a Law Clerk for a Supreme Court justice, Court of Appeals judge, and western Wisconsin District Court judge. She currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Wisconsin Innocence Project and served five years on the Wisconsin Catholic Conference’s Policy Advisory Group. Klingele grew up in Nekoosa and received her law degree from UW-Madison.


Community supervision and prisoner reentry, juvenile corrections in Wisconsin, early release, collateral consequences of criminal convictions (e.g., being unable to vote, obtain certain licenses, or possess a firearm because of a felony conviction), evidence-based corrections, sentencing and corrections reform, criminal justice administration, policing, federal probation in Wisconsin, and mental and behavioral health challenges of prisoners.