Henry N. Butler

Allison and Dorothy Rouse Dean; George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law; Executive Director, Law & Economics Center

BA, University of Richmond; MA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; JD, University of Miami

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  • Phone: 703-993-8644
  • Office: Room 209, Hazel Hall, Arlington
  • Address:
    Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Henry N. Butler is the Allison and Dorothy Rouse Dean, a George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, and the Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. For over 30 years, he has developed and led educational programs that teach the basics of economics, finance, accounting, statistics, and the scientific method to federal and state judges, as well as other legal professionals and scholars.

From 2007 to 2010, Henry 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 an MA and PhD in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a JD from the University of Miami School of Law. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Richmond.