Christopher Boies graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a degree in History in 2001. During his time at SVSU, he worked as a writing mentor, ESL writing tutor, and undergraduate teaching assistant, and was a founding member of the university’s Amnesty International chapter. After graduating, he attended Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, from 2003-2006, graduating with a J.D. and certificate in international law. While at Pace, he represented the school at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and interned at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Budapest and the Environmental Protection Agency in New York.

Since graduating from Pace, he has worked in the fields of international humanitarian law and international administrative law. He has worked for the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown, Sierra Leone, as well as the Special Tribunal for Lebanon at The Hague, in the Netherlands. He has also worked as an administrative law consultant for international organizations, and has been a member of the New York State bar since 2010.