In addition to domestic politics, William is interested in international law, comparative politics and foreign relations with a specific focus on the European Union. He studied international and European Union law at Oxford University in Oxford, England. In addition, William studied foreign relations and United States/Canadian relations at St. Michael's College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has particularly focused on how global politics influences the United States. Further, William is interested in how the day to day activities within the United States government affects global economies and foreign government. William received his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While in law school, he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law. William received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Fun fact: William attended the biggest upset in college football history-A 34-32 Appalachian State victory over the University of Michigan on September 1, 2007 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.