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Paul Butler

The Albert Brick Professor in Law, Georgetown University

Paul Butler is the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center and a legal analyst on MSNBC. During the 2017-18 academic year he was the Bennett Boskey Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. He holds an honorary Doctor of Law Degree from City University of New York.

Paul is one of the nation’s most frequently consulted scholars on issues of race and criminal justice. His work has been profiled on 60 Minutes, Nightline, and The ABC, CBS and NBC Evening News.

Paul’s book Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice (The New Press, 2010) received the Harry Chapin Media award. His book ​Chokehold: Policing Black Men (The New Press, 2017) received numerous accolades, including being named one of the 50 best non-fiction books of 2017 by the Washington Post, and the best book on criminal justice reform since The New Jim Crow by The New York Times. It was a finalist for the 2018 NAACP Image Award for best non-fiction.

Paul served as a federal prosecutor with the US Department of Justice, where his specialty was public corruption. Paul is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.