Interview Professor

Michael Koby

Professor of Practice, Associate Dean for Graduate

How long have you been teaching at Washington University Law And what brought you here?

17 years

What defines Washington University Law What is unique about it?

Along with our world‐class faculty who provide excellent instruction inside the classroom, we provide our LLM students with unparalleled opportunities for professional growth outside the classroom. I am convinced that students will not find an LLM program that offers the same breadth of opportunities outside the classroom as ours. From our Judicial Experiential Learning Program to our Moot Court Competitions to our Attorney‐Advisor Program, students have exceptional opportunities to develop their lawyering skills and professional network. LLM students also have the opportunity to pursue scholarly activities by serving on the advisory board for the Global Studies Law Review. Finally, social events with the greater law school community provide great opportunities for lifelong connections and friendships.  Finally, once LLM students completed the program, they have the possibility to transfer to the JD without taking the LSAT, completing both the LLM and JD in three years.

Which courses do you teach?

  • Legal Practice I: Objective Analysis and Reasoning
  • Legal Practice II: Advocacy
  • Introduction to U.S. Law and Method (for LL.M. students)
  • Lawyering Practice Externship Clinic
  • Religion and the Constitution

What do you value most about working at Washington University Law?

At Washington University Law, we strive to be the best place to study law in the United States. I enjoy teaching at a law school that has a great community of students and faculty.  Students are respected and professors are committed to their success. 

What do you do in your leisure time?

Tennis, watching sports