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Note: This bibliography changes the order of authors so that Georgetown authors are listed first.


  • Paul Butler, Chokehold: Policing Black Men (New York: The New Press 2017).    [BOOK]
  • Paul Butler, Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice (New York: New Press 2009).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Paul Butler, Keynote Address, Police in America: Ensuring Accountability and Mitigating Racial Bias, 11 Nw. J.L. & Soc. Pol'y 385-401 (2017).    [WWW]
  • Paul Butler, The System Is Working the Way It Is Supposed To: The Limits of Criminal Justice Reform, 104 Geo. L.J. 1419-1478 (2016).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Paul Butler, Stop and Frisk and Torture-Lite: Police Terror of Minority Communities, 12 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 57-69 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Paul Butler, Black Male Exceptionalism? The Problems and Potential of Black Male-Focused Interventions, 10 Du Bois Rev. 485-511 (2013).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Paul Butler, Poor People Lose: Gideon and the Critique of Rights, 122 Yale L.J. 2176-2204 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Paul Butler, One Hundred Years of Race and Crime, 100 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1043-1060 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Paul Butler, The White Fourth Amendment, 43 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 245-254 (2010).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Paul Butler, “A Long Step Down the Totalitarian Path”: Justice Douglas's Great Dissent in Terry v. Ohio, 79 Miss. L.J. 9-33 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Paul Butler, When Judges Lie (and When They Should), 91 Minn. L. Rev. 1785-1828 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Paul Butler, Blogging at Blackprof, 84 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1101-1104 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Paul Butler, Rehnquist, Racism, and Race Jurisprudence, 74 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1019-1042 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Paul Butler, An Ethos of Lying, 8 UDC/DCSL L. Rev. 269-274 (2004).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Paul Butler, Much Respect: Toward a Hip-Hop Theory of Punishment, 56 Stan. L. Rev. 983-1016 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Paul Butler, Should Radicals Be Judges, 32 Hofstra L. Rev. 1203-1214 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Paul Butler, The Case for Trials: Considering the Intangibles, 1 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 627-636 (2004).    [HEIN]
  • Paul Butler, By Any Means Necessary: Using Violence and Subversion to Change Unjust Law, 50 UCLA L. Rev. 721-773 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Paul Butler, Foreword: Terrorism and Utilitarianism: Lessons from, and for, Criminal Law, 93 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1-22 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Paul Butler, Todd D. Rakoff, Deborah A. Ramirez & Christopher F. Edley, Panel V: Promoting Racial Equality, 9 J.L. & Pol'y 347-386 (2001).    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Paul Butler, How Can You Prosecute Those People?, in Lawyers' Ethics 433-445 (Monroe H. Freedman, Abbe Smith & Alice Woolley eds., Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge 2017).    [BOOK]
  • Paul Butler, Race and Adjudication, in 3 Reforming Criminal Justice 211-226 (Erik Luna ed., Phoenix, Ariz.: Academy for Justice 2017).    [WWW]
  • Paul Butler, How Can You Prosecute Those People?, in How Can You Represent Those People? 15-27 (Abbe Smith & Monroe H. Freedman eds., New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Paul Butler, The President and the Justice: Two Ways of Looking at a Postblack Man, in The New Black: What Has Changedand What Has Notwith Race in America 64-79 (Kenneth W. Mack & Guy-Uriel Charles eds., New York: The New Press 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Paul Butler, Should Good People Be Prosecutors?, in Blind Goddess: A Reader on Race and Justice 87-99 (Alexander Papachristou ed., New York: The New Press 2011).    [BOOK]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Paul Butler, Hudson v. Michigan: The No-Knock Rule, The Nation, Oct. 12, 2015, at 14-15.   
  • Paul Butler, In Defense of Jury Nullification, Litigation, Fall 2004, at 46-49, 69.    [HEIN] [W]

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