John Mikhail

Prof. John Mikhail

Agnes N. Williams Research Professor; Associate Dean, Research and Academic Programs, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

After graduating from Stanford Law School, where he was Senior Article Editor of the Stanford Law Review, Professor Mikhail joined the law firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett. He then served as a judicial clerk to Judge Rosemary Barkett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Professor Mikhail's research and teaching are focused on constitutional law, criminal law, torts, international law, jurisprudence, moral and legal philosophy, legal history, and cognitive science. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University and was a Lecturer and Research Affiliate in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Elements of Moral Cognition: Rawls' Linguistic Analogy and the Cognitive Science of Moral and Legal Judgment (Cambridge University Press), along with many articles and essays that have appeared in a wide range of academic journals, such as Stanford Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Law and History Review, Ethics, Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, and Psychology of Learning and Motivation.

Professor Mikhail has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford LawSchool, a Visiting Junior Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, a Teaching Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Visiting Professor at the University ofZurich. His research has been featured in Science, Der Spiegel, Boston Review, Prospect MagazineDiscover Magazine, The National Law Journal, and other media outlets. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Associate Dean for International and Transnational Programs. Currently, he is Associate Dean for Research and Academic Programs.