Paul Butler
Published April 7, 2014
Updated April 11, 2021

Paul Butler is the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching in the areas of criminal law and race and the law. He served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where his specialty was public corruption. He is also a legal analyst on MSNBC.

Butler is a frequently consulted scholar on issues of race and criminal justice, and has been featured on 60 Minutes, Nightline, ABC, CBS and NBC. He has published numerous academic articles in journals, including the Yale Law Journal and the Harvard Law Review, and is the author of the books Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice and Chokehold: Policing Black Men.

Expertise: Criminal justice, civil rights and race relations, public corruption, policing, criminal justice reform

Location: Washington, D.C.


Phone: (202) 662-9932

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