Marc Elias, Firmwide Chair of Political Law at Perkins Coie in Washington D. C. will serve as a visiting fellow of the Alexander Hamilton Institute during the fall semester.  During that time, he will be teaching a class “Modern Campaigns & Elections” for the Department of Government at Hamilton College.  Mr. Elias a 1990 graduate of Hamilton College obtained his J.D. from Duke University in 1993.

As an undergraduate at Hamilton College, Marc took classes from AHI Senior Fellow Ted Eismeier and AHI Co-founder Robert Paquette. “I am delighted that Marc can stay with us for a semester,” said Paquette.  I have wonderful memories of Marc in the front row of my history class, relentlessly peppering me with good questions.  I have always thought of Marc as a college professor at heart.   AHI undergraduate fellows and students at Hamilton College will profit handsomely from his wisdom and experience .”  “One of a handful of the best and brightest students I have taught at Hamilton College, added Ted Eismeier.  “Marc is at the very top of the profession of political law. He is also a gifted teacher whose experience informs his thoughtful analysis of democratic theory and practice. The AHI and Hamilton College are very fortunate to have his talents this fall.”