Dr. Michael Farris, Chancellor of Patrick Henry College and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, was the founding president of each organization. He is a constitutional appellate litigator who has served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts, and the appellate courts of 13 states. Dr. Farris has been a leader on Capitol Hill for more than 30 years and is widely known for his leadership on homeschooling, religious freedom, and the preservation of American sovereignty. At Patrick Henry College, he teaches constitutional law and public international law and coaches PHC’s Moot Court team, which has won six national championships. A prolific author, Dr. Farris has been recognized with the Salvation Prize for American Citizenship by the Heritage Foundation and as one of the “Top 100 Faces in Education for the 20th Century” by Education Week magazine. Mike and Vickie Farris have 10 children and 14 grandchildren.