Paul Butler

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Birthday
15, 1961
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1961 (age 58)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

An expert in criminal law and in the study of the effects of race upon jury decisions, he published a number of pieces such as "Rehnquist, Racism, and Race Jurisprudence" and "The Gates Case and Racial Profiling: More Ways of Looking at a Black Man." He also published a full-length work titled Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice.

Before Fame

After completing his bachelor's degree at Yale University, he graduated from Harvard Law School and subsequently held a clerkship with a New York-based U.S. District Court judge. He went on to work for both the D.C.-based Williams & Connolly law firm and for the United States Department of Justice.

Trivia

He received multiple Distinguished Faculty Service Awards during his tenure as a Georgetown University Law Center professor.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Associated With

He and fellow Harvard Law alum Patricia Williams both rose to prominence for their racially-focused legal scholarship.