Scalia Spotlights

Dean Butler Sends a Welcome Letter to Students

Dean Butler
Dean Butler

Dear Students,

Welcome back! And to those of you who are entering Scalia Law for the first time, welcome home! We are family here, and I hope you will find this a warm and welcoming home, as you study under some of the greatest legal scholars in the nation.

Never in the history of George Mason University Law School have students experienced the challenges you face today. Studying law in the midst of a pandemic requires flexibility and patience. I admire how you have faced the coronavirus crisis with courage, creativity and grit. These traits will serve you well as law students and as lawyers.

I applaud your resilience as you navigate the inconveniences of learning online and in socially-distanced classrooms. While these are not perfect models, they are designed to protect your health and safety and the health and safety of our faculty. Our commitment to one another has never been more important than it is now. Therefore, I urge you to support the health and welfare of our community by joining George Mason’s campaign: “Do Your Part.”

I miss seeing you all, but I am here for you. If you ever need anything, you have my email address. I hope you’ll write me with any questions or concerns you may have. These are not easy times and you are not alone.

Wishing you courage, good health, and a successful semester!

Onward and Upward!

Henry N. Butler
Allison and Dorothy Rouse Dean
GMU Foundation Professor of Law
Executive Director, Law & Economics Center
PS: You can get all the latest information on George Mason University’s response to COVID-19.