Professor of Practice Michael H. Koby concentrates his teaching and scholarship on legal practice, comparative law, constitutional law, and religion and the law. Former special counsel for the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission), he is admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C. and Illinois. In addition to his teaching, he serves as director of the law school’s Trial & Advocacy Program and director of the Lawyering Practice Externship in the Clinical Education Program. Professor Koby has presented at legal writing conferences nationally and has lectured in Japan and Spain on the distinctive aspects of U.S. law and legal methodology. He also has addressed the International Law Institute in Washington, D.C., and international and foreign procurement practitioners on the characteristics of common law systems. Professor Koby has published articles in legal journals on such topics as the Constitution and new religious movements, children and online privacy protection, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s declining reliance on legislative history. Prior to joining the law faculty, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Spain and practiced law in Washington, D.C., serving as legislative counsel for the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.