Henry N. Butler is Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. For over 30 years, Butler has developed and led educational programs that teach economics, finance, accounting, statistics, and the scientific method to federal and state judges. He served as dean of the law school from 2015 through 2020 and achieved unparalleled success, including raising record-breaking gifts, establishing a host of new centers, institutes, and clinics, boosting the law school’s national and international reputation, and naming the school after the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
His articles have appeared in leading economics journals and law reviews, including the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations, Virginia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, and the Yale Journal on Regulation. His casebook, Economic Analysis for Lawyers, is the primary casebook for the Economics Institute for State Judges. Dr. Butler serves on the Legal Advisory Council of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest and the Advisory Board of the Atlantic Legal Foundation. As a litigation support consultant, Dr. Butler has served as an expert witness and advisor in a variety of cases including antitrust, contract liability and damages,