Chris Crawford, a 2009 graduate, was appointed a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State immediately upon graduating from William & Mary Law School. His first posting was in Dili, Timor-Leste. In Dili, Chris served as the Political, Economic and Consular Officer for the Embassy. He was responsible for many different aspects of the Embassy including the assisting of American citizens, running the Fulbright program, and helping economic ties between the U.S. and Timor-Leste. As the Political Officer, he wrote the annual Religious Freedom Report, Human Trafficking Report, and the Human Rights Report. His second assignment was in Paris, France, as a consul in the Consular section. He assisted Americans, interviewed tourists coming to visit the U.S., and conducted interviews for immigration. He then served in Kabul, Afghanistan as Staff Assistant to the Management Councilor, who was responsible for over 500 diplomats and 6000 contractors. His current assignment is in Sydney, Australia as head of the General Service Office with responsibility for logistics, contracting, and real estate.
As a law student, Chris took courses in Comparative Law, International Election Principles, Securities Regulation in Europe, Comparative Corporations, European Internet Law, and Islamic Law. He served as President of the International Law Society, an associate on the Honor Council and a Student Bar Association representative. During the summer after his first year of law school, Chris served as the first legal intern for International Bridges to Justice in Cambodia and assisted in opening IBJ’s Phnom Penh office. He also participated in the William & Mary Summer Study Program in Madrid, where he studied International and European Law with outstanding European scholars.
Before law school, Chris served in the United States Army in Kirkuk, Iraq and as a missionary in Goiania, Brazil.