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Professor Mikochik

Stephen Mikochik
Visiting Professor

Prof. Mikochik is an emeritus professor at Temple Law School in Philadelphia and a visiting professor at Ave Maria. In his thirty year academic career, he has taught Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, Selected Problems in the Philosophy of Law, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Political and Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech, Religious Rights, Fourteenth Amendment, Equal Protection, Employment Discrimination, Law and the Elderly, and Civil Rights of People with Disabilities. Before teaching at Temple, he was an attorney with the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked to enforce the civil rights of people with disabilities. For that work, he was awarded the 1979 Assistant Attorney General's Commendation for Outstanding Service.
He has also chaired the National Catholic Partnership on Disability, established to implement the 1978 Pastoral Statement on People with Disabilities of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Prof. Mikochik has published numerous scholarly articles and other publications addressing aspects of Constitutional Law and issues involving the rights of people with disabilities.


Teaching about Religion in the Public Schools, Ave Maria Law Review, Vol. 11; No. 1 (Fall 2012).

Rationing Human Life: Health Care Reform and Disabled People, 26 ISSUES IN LAW & MEDICINE 199 (Spring 2011).

Self-Restraint and Substantive-Due-Process, 27 QUINNIPIAC L. REV. 817 (Spring 2009).

“Futile Care” Lives in the Balance, ORIGINS, Vol. 38; No. 15; p. 233 (September 18, 2008).

Working Justice: Disabled People in Catholic Social Thought, Catholic Exchange (August 28, 2007).

The Supreme Court and the Future of Marriage, 84 Detroit Mercy L. Rev. 479 (2007).

Enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment: City of Boerne v. Flores and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 22 Mental & Physical Disabilities Law Reporter 262 (1997).

Assisted Suicide and Disabled People, 46 DePaul Law Review 987 (1997).

When Life Becomes Optional: A Comment on Kevin O’Rourke’s Approach to Forgoing Life Support, 10 Issues in Law & Medicine 343 (1994).

The Truth of Equality, 70 American Bar Association Journal 114 (1993).

The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Model for Title VII Enforcement, 2 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 25 (1992).

Caesar's Coin: Federal Funds, Civil Rights, and Churches, 9 Journal of Law and Religion 193 (1991).

Law Schools and Disabled Faculty: Toward a Meaningful Opportunity to Teach, 41 Journal of Legal Education 351 (1991).

Employment Discrimination against Americans with Disabilities, 11 Mississippi College Law Review 255 (1991).

A Celebration of Equality, 64 Temple Law Review 371 (1991).

The Constitution and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Some First Impressions, 64 Temple Law Review 619 (1991).

Advancing Deinstitutionalization, 65 NORTH DAKOTA LAW REVIEW 143 (1989).

Handicaps Which Threaten Others and the Prohibition of Discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act, 6 Hofstra Labor Law Journal 199 (1989).

Recalling the Origins of Original Intent: A Response to Robert Reinstein, 61 Temple Law Review 879 (1988).

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