Henry N. Butler

George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center

B.A., University of Richmond; M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; J.D., University of Miami

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  • Phone: 703-993-8644
  • Office: Room 433D, Hazel Hall, Arlington Campus
  • Address: George Mason University School of Law
    3301 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Henry N. Butler, a leading public policy analyst and specialist in law and economics, is a Foundation Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason. He has devoted much of his career to improving the country’s civil justice system through judicial education programs. Professor Butler most recently served as the first executive director of the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University School of Law. He has held prior appointments at The Brookings Institution, Chapman University, the University of Kansas, the University of Chicago, and Texas A & M University. From 1986 to 1993, he was a law professor at George Mason and during that period also served as an Associate Dean and Director of the Law & Economics Center.

He received a M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Richmond.