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Michele LaVigne


Michele LaVigne teaches criminal law, professional responsibility, and trial advocacy. Professor LaVigne is a member of the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College and the Wisconsin Public Defender Trial Skills Academy. In 2010, she received the David Niblack Award from the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for service to the indigent. She has collaborated on research and scholarship related to the communicative, behavioral, and legal implications of language impairments among populations frequently found in the juvenile and criminal justice systems and has published on the effects of language impairment on the attorney-client relationship.