|“William and Mary helped prepare me for the career I wanted in international relations. Knowledgeable professors, great courses, and international internships make William and Mary the perfect place to study international law. I can think of no other law school where I would have received the many outstanding opportunities I had at William and Mary.”|
Chris Crawford (2009)
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Chris Crawford, a 2009 graduate, was appointed Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State immediately upon graduating from William and Mary Law School. His first posting is in Dili, East Timor. As an American diplomat, Chris will officially represent the United States abroad, manage a staff of local workers and assist in running U.S. Embassies around the world.
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 and Mary Summer Study Program in Madrid, where he studied International and European Law with outstanding European scholars.
Before law school, Chris served as an Intelligence Analyst with the United States Army in Kirkuk, Iraq and as a missionary in Goiania, Brazil.