Michael Farris is the chancellor of Patrick Henry College and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association; he was the founding president of both organizations. Farris 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 thirteen states. He has also been a leader on Capitol Hill for over thirty years, widely known for his leadership on homeschooling, religious freedom, and the preservation of American sovereignty. At Patrick Henry College, Farris teaches courses on both constitutional and public international law, and he has coached PHC’s Moot Court team to win eight national championships. A prolific author, Farris has been recognized with a number of awards, including the Salvatori 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 19 grandchildren.