Position title: Program Administrator & Advisor, CLSJ
Micha Schwab is an academic advisor and program administrator for the Legal Studies Program and Criminal Justice Certificate Program. She graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Political Science with a certificate in criminal justice. She interned at U.S. Probation and Pre-trial Services for the Western District of Wisconsin to earn her certificate in criminal justice. She also lived in South Africa for a semester during her junior year interning at a child right’s organization and at the Cape Town Refugee Center.
Micha graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School with a concentration in criminal law. During law school, she interned at the Restorative Justice Clinic, Federal Defender Services, and Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. She volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and as a mentor for a child whose parent was directly impacted by incarceration. She was a teaching assistant for criminal law and for human sexuality, where she lectured on intimate partner violence.
After law school, she worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Domestic Violence Unit at the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office prosecuting intimate partner violence. She transferred to Racine County District Attorney’s Office prosecuting misdemeanor and traffic offenses. Micha moved to the felony division and focused on prosecuting felony drug, firearm, domestic violence, and animal offenses. After prosecuting for five years, she transitioned to civil practice where she defends clients facing professional and premises liability claims, construction disputes, and personal injury lawsuits.