Christopher Caple



Christopher Lee Caple teaches in the Program on Law and Government, teaching Congress, Law-Making, and Foreign Relations and courses that focus on national security, government, and business. Prior to studying law, he served with distinction as an infantryman and Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare Specialist in the United States Marine Corps. While studying at WCL, Christopher served as a Marshall-Brennan Fellow, Dean's Fellow to Congressman Jamie 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, he made significant contributions to the adjudication of three federal capital punishment cases and a case of first impression involving federal preemption of the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a graduate, Christopher served as law clerk to the Honorable Arthur B. Vieregg of the Nineteenth Judicial of Virginia.

Christopher's national security law work began as legislative assistant to the Honorable Mel Watt of North Carolina and then as counsel to the Honorable Bill Nelson of Florida. In 2010, President of the United States Barack Obama appointed Christopher to serve as Special Assistant for Special Programs to the Honorable Christine Fox in the Office of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Currently, he works in private practice as counsel and adviser to defense, non-defense, government, and commercial clients worldwide.



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