December 1, 2006
CrimProf Spotlight: Judith Michelle Barger
This week the CrimProf Blog spotlights Judith Michelle Barger of Appalachian School of Law.
Professor Barger brings experience in both private practice and governmental service to ASL. She received her B.S. degree magna cum laude from Wright State University, where she distinguished herself in national mock trial competitions, before receiving her J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
At Georgetown, she served on the Moot Court Board, placed first in a national moot court competition, worked in the Criminal Justice Clinic, and taught research and writing as a Senior Writing Fellow.
After serving as a law clerk to the Circuit Court for the 31st Judicial Circuit in Manassas, Virginia, Professor Barger worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Fairfax County, defending individuals in more than sixty felony jury trials.
She also practiced at a law firm in Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on Native American law, litigation, government contracting, and labor and employment law. Professor Barger teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Process, Appellate Advocacy, and upper-level Criminal Law and Procedure electives. She also serves as faculty advisor to the Moot Court Board.
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