William and Mary Law School
Directory Page Title“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 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 is in Paris, France, as a consul in the Consular section.  He assists Americans, interviews tourists coming to visit the U.S., and conducts interviews for immigration.  His onward posting will bring him to Kabul, Afghanistan and Sydney, Australia.

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 as an Intelligence Analyst with the United States Army in Kirkuk, Iraq and as a missionary in Goiania, Brazil.