Henry Butler

Foundation Professor of Law and
Executive Director, Law & Economics Center

School of Law

George Mason University

3301 Fairfax Drive, Room 405
Arlington, Virginia 22201

(703) 993-8644


Website: GMU faculty profile

Issues: Competition Policy and Antitrust and Innovation and Economic Growth

About Henry Butler

Henry N. Butler, a leading public policy analyst and law and economics specialist who has devoted much of his career to improving the country’s civil justice system through judicial education programs, came to George Mason University in Fall, 2010.

Prior to this, he was the first executive director of the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University School of Law.  He came to Northwestern from Chapman University where he was the James Farley Professor of Economics in the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics and a Professor of Law. Prior to his tenure at Chapman, Butler was the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Distinguished Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Kansas. Before that he was a professor at George Mason University School of Law, and he spent one year as a John M. Olin Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He received a 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, Virginia.


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

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