2011 The Root 100

Elie Mystal is editor of Above the Law, one of the most widely-read legal blogs, and a contributor to the True/Slant news network. 

  • Influence: 61.7
  • Reach: 11.2
  • Substance: 5.5
  • Media Mentions: 993
  • Internet Mentions: 118000
  • Twitter Followers: 1386
  • Elie Mystal

  • Editor of one of the most widely-read legal blogs, "Above the Law."
  • Job: Editor, Above the Law
  • Sector: Law
  • Twitter: @elienyc
  • Location: New York
  • Age: 33
  • Bio: A former litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton, Elie Mystal now writes columns about the legal profession for Above the Law, one of the most widely-read law blogs. His topics include the Supreme Court, whining law students and society's overreaction to bullying. The Harvard Law School grad also writes for True/Slant on subjects ranging from Confederate history to being a "lapsed Catholic." Mystal says, "The best a person can hope for is to not let prejudice influence the decision right in front of them."Like his Facebook page and watch his videos.