Mike Donnelly

Mike Donnelly


Columbus, OHDenver, CO

Mike serves HSLDA as director of global outreach and staff attorney. As HSLDA Director of Global Outreach, he coordinates the organization's support of homeschooling freedom all over the world. Mike is also an adjunct professor of government at Patrick Henry College, where he teaches constitutional law. He received a JD from the Boston University School of Law with honors as a Paul J. Liacos Scholar. Mike’s previous experience includes combat service during the first Persian Gulf War as a United States Army cavalry officer, private legal practice, and the founding of a nationally ranked internet marketing firm. Mike is an internationally published writer and frequent conference and media spokesperson on the subjects of homeschooling, educational freedom, and parental and human rights. He and his wife homeschool their seven children.

Workshops from Mike Donnelly ( may vary by event location )

Compelling Case for Homeschooling

Are you curious about home education, but not sure if you’re ready to make the commitment? Do you have a friend or family member saying you’re crazy if you homeschool? Join HSLDA Staff Attorney and homeschooling father of seven, Mike Donnelly, and see why homeschooling may be the right choice for you. Mike will help you understand the basics, show how homeschooled students often outshine their public-school peers, and shed light on the myths surrounding homeschooling.

Go Home and Love Your Family!

Someone asked Mother Theresa what society could do to promote world peace, and she responded: “Go home and love your family!” Parents who homeschool their children produce outstanding citizens, leaders and future parents. Isn’t this the essence of laying a foundation for world peace? HSLDA attorney and homeschooling father of seven, Michael Donnelly, shares why loving your family through homeschooling really does promote world peace, but more importantly, allows parents to fulfill their most fundamental and sacred duty.

A Knock at the Door

There is no need to fear if you understand your rights, the law, and how to manage the interaction with these government workers. They have a job to do—and so do you! Come hear HSLDA attorney and homeschooling father, Michael Donnelly, discuss the most frequent issues homeschoolers face when dealing with school superintendents, principals, and social workers. In this practical talk, Mike will discuss how to homeschool legally in your state and how to handle encounters with civic authorities.

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"And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,
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