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Madeline Sara Kochen

Madeline Sara Kochen
University of Arizona

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

Madeline Kochen, a former Law Professor at the University of Michigan, is a public interest lawyer and a Talmudic scholar. She has a B.A. in Judaic Studies as well as a J.D. from Yeshiva University, and a Ph.D. in Religion and Political Philosophy from Harvard University. After representing indigent defendants at the Legal Aid Society in New York, she worked as an attorney for the New York Civil Liberties Union, where she eventually founded and directed the NYCLU Reproductive Rights Project. Kochen has also taught at Harvard and at Stanford Law, where she was an Assistant Dean. Her publications have appeared in Aramaic Studies in Judaism and Early Christianity, The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, the New York Law Journal, and the Jewish Law Association Studies. Her book, Organ Donation and the Divine Lien in Talmudic Law, is forthcoming by Cambridge University Press.