Who is on the ASL faculty?


Judith M. Barger

Judith Barger

Adjunct Professor of Law
276-935-4349, Ext. 1217

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.S., Wright State University

Courses Taught: Criminal Procedure, Advanced Criminal Procedure, Criminal Practice, Advance Criminal Issues, Criminal Law, Evidence and Appellate Advocacy

Professor Barger has been on the ASL faculty since Fall 2002. In addition to her teaching and scholarship, Professor Barger is also faculty advisor to the Moot Court Board and coaches ASL’s nationally ranked Criminal Law/Procedure Moot Court teams, which have won numerous team and individual advocate awards over the past decade. Professor Barger graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with honors, after which she clerked for the Circuit Court judges in Prince William County, Virginia. She then joined the Public Defender's Office in Fairfax County, where she practiced for four years, handling felony cases ranging from grand larceny to capital murder. Prior to joining academia, Professor Barger was an associate at Piliero, Mazza & Pargament (presently Piliero Mazza, PLLC) for four years, where she worked with Native American tribes in forming Tribal Court Systems, developing law enforcement policy manuals, and training Native American police officers on criminal procedure issues.


  • Virginia Practice: Civil Discovery (2005) (co-author)
  • Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (ed. Paul Finkelman, New York: Routledge 2006) (contributor)


  • Avoiding Atkins v. Virginia: How States are Circumventing Both the Spirit and the Letter of the Court’s Mandate, Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Fall 2008)
  • Innocence Found: Retribution, Capital Punishment and the Eighth Amendment, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 46, Issue 1 (forthcoming Fall 2012).
  • Law & Order in the Emerald City: Using the Wizard of Oz to Illustrate Homicide Principles, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Special Ed. (forthcoming Fall 2012).