Christopher Cooke


Chris Cooke is a law clerk in Austin, Texas. He previously worked for two years as a litigation associate in Washington, D.C., where he focused on federal and state government investigations, civil litigation, and white collar criminal defense matters. During law school, Chris was a law clerk in the Civil Appellate Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and in the office of Senator Rand Paul. He is an active member of the Federalist Society, where he serves on the Executive Committee for the Federalism and Separation of Powers Practice Group.

Chris holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he received the 2015 Lincoln Liberty Award and competed as a member of the Appellate Advocacy Division of the Barristers’ Council.

He is a 2017 John Marshall Fellow of the Claremont Institute and a 2017 James Wilson Fellow of the James Wilson Institute.

Chris is a Least Dangerous co-founder, and you can find his posts on The Least Dangerous Blog here. You can find him on Twitter, here.