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Michelle Watson

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice/Legal Studies
School of Applied Studies
Benton Hall
Rm 203A
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Univ of Alabama In Huntsville, Bachelor of Arts
Washburn Univ School of Law, Juris Doctor
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Law and Public Policy Section (Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences), Executive Counselor 

Restorative & Community Justice Section (Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences), member
2018 Book chapter in Handbook on Social Justice in Criminal Justice, “Effective Assistance of Counsel;” co-authored with Melanie K. Worsley, J.D.; edited by Cliff Roberson.
2018 Article in volume 2, issue 1 of Journal of Criminal Justice and Law, “Finding Prejudice: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in Lee v. United States;” co-authored with Melanie K. Worsley, J.D.

Service Interests/Activities

Member Faculty Senate (2017-18, 2018-19)

Faculty Development Grant Committee (2018)

Career Accomplishments

C-TEL Teaching Certificate (2017, 2018)

Kansas Bar, member in good standing 1998 to present 

"Liquidated Damages-- When is the Claimant Entitled to Prejudgment Interest?" 73 J. Kan. Bar Assoc. 14 (May 2004).

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