Stephen  Mikochik

Visiting Professor (Spring Semester)

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.