Introducing Guest Blogger Paul Butler

butler-paul.jpgI’m very pleased to announce that my colleague, Professor Paul Butler, will be guest blogging with us this month.

Paul is Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Carville Dickinson Benson Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. Paul teaches in the areas of criminal law, civil rights, and jurisprudence. His scholarship has been published in the Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and UCLA Law Review, among other places. He was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Service Award three times by the GW graduating class and has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In 2003, he was elected to the American Law Institute. Paul’s scholarship has been the subject of much attention in the academic and popular media. He has authored chapters in several books, written a column for the Legal Times, and published numerous op-ed articles, including in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and Dallas Morning News. He lectures regularly for the ABA and the NAACP, and at colleges, law schools, and community organizations throughout the U.S.

Paul clerked for the Honorable Mary Johnson Lowe of the U.S. District Court in New York, and then joined the law firm of Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in white collar criminal defense and civil litigation. Following private practice, Paul served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where his specialty was public corruption. His prosecutions included a U.S. Senator, three FBI agents, and several other law enforcement officials. While at the Department of Justice, Paul also served as a special assistant U.S. attorney, prosecuting drug and gun cases.

Paul blogs at BlackProf.

His recent publications include:

* When Judges Lie (and When They Should), 91 Minnesota Law Review 1785 (2007)

* Blogging at Blackprof, 84 Washington University Law Review 1101 (2006)

* Rehnquist, Racism, and Race Jurisprudence, 74 The George Washington Law Review 1019 (2006)

* Much Respect: Toward a Hip-Hop Theory of Punishment, 56 Stanford Law Review 983 (2004)

Additionally, he has a forthcoming book entitled Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Punishment.

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