Chris Crawford (2009)
Consul and Principal Officer, U.S. Department of State
Christopher Crawford, a 2009 graduate, currently serves as the U.S. Consul and Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Lyon, France. His most recent assignment was the head of logistics and real estate at the U.S. Consulate in Sydney, Australia, where he led a team that handled diverse functions ranging from official housing to international shipping. Prior to that tour, he served in various positions at the U.S. embassies in Kabul, Paris and Dili, Timor-Leste.
As a law student, Christopher 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, Christopher 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.