PITTSBURGH- LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Paul Butler, professor of law in The George Washington (GW) University Law School, will deliver the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Teplitz Memorial Court Room in the Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Butler’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice.”
A teacher in the areas of criminal law, civil rights, and jurisprudence, Butler lectures regularly for the American Bar Association, the NAACP, and at colleges, law schools, and community organizations throughout the United States.
In 2003, Butler was elected to the American Law Institute. His other honors include receiving the Distinguished Faculty Service Award three times by GW graduating classes. He also was a visiting professor in the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Butler has authored chapters in several books, written a column for the Legal Times, and published numerous op-eds in such publications as Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Dallas Morning News. His scholarship, published in The Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and UCLA Law Review, among other publications, has received attention in academia and the popular media.
Prior to entering the academic world, Butler clerked for the Honorable Mary Johnson Lowe of the U.S. District Court in New York. He then joined the Washington, D.C., law firm of Williams & Connolly, where he specialized in white-collar criminal defense and civil litigation. Following private practice, Butler served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, specializing in public corruption. While with the Department of Justice, Butler also served as a special assistant U.S. attorney, prosecuting drug and gun cases.
This lecture has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for one hour of substantive CLE credit.