Published on: April 7th, 2021

Alumni Profile: Elliot Gaiser

Elliot Gaiser graduated from Hillsdale College in 2012 and went on to receive his JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 2016. He currently serves as an associate attorney at Boyden Gray & Associates. 

Of working as a lawyer in D.C., Elliot states that he loves working on complex constitutional, regulatory, and environmental cases and helping deliver strategic solutions for clients rooted in the principles of the American experiment. 

He believes that Hillsdale’s difficult classes, old books, and community “equipped me to think like a free, self-governing citizen.” Additionally, "the classical and Christian education prepared me to excel in law school and instilled an ambition to serve the common good.” 

His advice to his younger self? “It will be okay – but don’t let up on the gas. And you don’t need to solve the philosophy of relationships before you go on a date.” 

Elliot’s favorite part of Washington, D.C. is that the city is filled with idealists, which is an opportunity for interesting conversations. 

If he could narrow it down to three words, Elliot’s advice to someone would be: “Read your Bible.”

Elliot said that while he loves delivering results for my private clients, he hopes to serve in public office someday.

About Hillsdale in D.C.

Hillsdale in D.C. is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America’s founders—it seeks to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the America’s principles to their central place in the political life of the nation.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit