Henry Butler

Henry Butler

Scholar Title:

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

Department: Antonin Scalia Law School

Colleges / Universities: George Mason University


3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Phone Number: (703) 993-8644

Email: hnbutler@gmu.edu

Henry N. Butler is Dean, Professor of Law, and the Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. He is a leading public policy analyst and law and economics specialist. His research and teaching focuses in the areas of Antitrust, Corporate Governance, Federalism, Health Care Policy, Law and Economics.

For over 20 years, he has led judicial education programs that teach judges the basics of economics, finance, accounting, statistics, and scientific methods to over 3,000 sitting federal and state judges. Additionally, from 2007 to 2010, Butler served as the first executive director of the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Pritzker 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.


J.D. University of Miami School of Law, 1982

Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1982

M.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1979

B.A. University of Richmond, Virginia, 1977