Travis P.


Travis hails from Austin, Texas—although he learned how to be a “grown up” at a New England boarding school (Phillips Andover), and he developed an allegiance to the Chicago Bears as an undergrad at the University of Chicago. He also spent a formative year at Oxford wearing medieval robes to dinner, and studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

Travis now lives between New York City and New Haven, while he is pursuing a J.D.-Ph.D. at Yale. Travis has taught classes at Yale on Constitutional Law and Bioethics, and has helped students craft applications for prep schools, colleges, law schools, and business schools.

After graduating from college, Travis spend two years working as a newspaper reporter in New York City and in Abu Dhabi. As a law student, he spent a summer working as a judicial law clerk at the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and another as a summer associate at Jenner & Block. Travis has hitchhiked through Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Eastern Turkey, and Northern Pakistan—but has recently settled down to write his dissertation on the political theory of risk and insurance law (which is more interesting than you might think!).

In law school, Travis was an Essays Editor for the Yale Law Journal and Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Law. He will clerk for the Honorable Guido Calabresi on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2014, he passed the New York State Bar Exam. Travis hopes to be a law professor, someday.

Welding and woodworking have recently seized Travis’s extra-curricular interest. He’s still definitely a beginner at both, though.

Education & Qualifications
  • Yale University, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science (expected 2017)
  • Yale Law School J.D. (2014, NY Bar Exam 2014)
  • University of Chicago, B.A. phi beta kappa
  • Creative Writing
  • Expository Writing
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Admissions Coaching (College, JD, MBA)
  • GRE
  • LSAT