Elie Mystal is Managing Editor of Above the Law and Host of Thinking Like a Lawyer. Elie Mystal joined Above the Law in 2008 by winning the Above the Law Idol Contest. Prior to joining Above the Law, Elie wrote about politics and popular culture at City Hall News and the New York Press. Elie received a degree in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He was formerly a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton but quit the legal profession to pursue a career as an online provocateur. He’s written editorials for the New York Daily News and the New York Times, and he has appeared on both MSNBC and Fox News without having to lie about his politics to either news organization.