Michael Polito is from Essex, Connecticut. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Catholic University and an M.A. in political science here at Notre Dame. He enjoys biking, hiking, theatre, and sports, and volunteers with the Essex Fire Department when he is back home. He worked as a research assistant for Professors Paulo Carozza and Christian Burset during his 1L summer and after graduation he will clerk for the Honorable Eric Murphy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.