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JD in Law

Dakota Foster

2020 Cohort

Brunswick, ME, United States

Dakota Foster, from Brunswick, Maine, is pursuing a JD at Stanford Law School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and Middle Eastern studies from Amherst College, and master’s degrees in war studies from King’s College London and global governance and diplomacy from the University of Oxford. Dakota is committed to public service and intends to serve in the US government, focusing on national security policy. She was a visiting researcher at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology and a fellow on Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign. She interned for the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Army’s Combating Terrorism Center, and the Washington Institute. At Amherst, she co-captained the Women’s Lacrosse Team and served as co-president of the Amherst Political Union. She has received a Truman Scholarship and a Marshall Scholarship.


JD, Stanford Law School