Christopher Caple

Teaching in the Program on Law and Government, Christopher Lee Caple is a proud alumnus graduating in 2004. Christopher teaches Congress, Law-Making, and Foreign Relations and plans to teach courses that focus on national security, government, and law-making. While studying at WCL, Christopher served as a Marshall-Brennan Fellow, Dean's Fellow to Professor Jamin Raskin, and Vice-President of the Moot Court Executive Board. Christopher also worked for the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee of the Eastern District of Virginia and the Honorable Leslie Alden of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Virginia. While working in Judge's Chambers, Christopher made significant contributions to the adjudication of three federal capital punishment cases and a case of first impression involving federal preemption of Virginia state law. Upon graduation, Christopher served as law clerk to the Honorable Arthur Vieregg of the Nineteenth Judicial of Virginia.

Prior to entering WCL, Christopher served with distinction as a Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare Specialist in the United States Marines. Following the clerkship, he continued his national security work in the US House of Representatives and US Senate as counsel to the Honorable Mel Watt of North Carolina and the Honorable Bill Nelson of Florida. In 2010, the President of the United States appointed Christopher to serve as Special Assistant for Special Programs to the Honorable Christine Fox in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Christopher currently works in private practice as counsel and advisor to defense and non-defense clients as principal of Cape Point Advisors. His clients include the Institute of Defense Analysis in Arlington, Virginia and former president of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Christopher is also President and CEO of Bean Shen LLC, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business located in Washington, DC.

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