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Member · New Haven, CT

Elise Kostial ’18 is a second-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where she serves on the board of the Yale Federalist Society and as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Before attending law school, she spent a year as a Rehnquist Fellow at Cooper & Kirk, an appellate litigation firm in Washington, D.C. Elise holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University, where she was awarded the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for her honors thesis “Time Heals All: Timing and Competitiveness of Primary Elections.” She also studied comparative politics at the University of Oxford. Elise held leadership positions at the Stanford Conservative Society, Stanford Board on Judicial Affairs, and Stanford Students for Life. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri.

Most life-altering primary text read during university: The Federalist Papers

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