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Professor Paul Butler, the inaugural Albert Brick Professor of Law, with Professor Allegra McLeod, Dean William M. Treanor and Professor Abbe Smith.

Professor Paul Butler Installed as the Albert Brick Professor of Law

April 17, 2017 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Race & Law

“My name is Paul Butler and I represent the United States — that’s how I used to start my opening statements when I was a prosecutor,” Professor Paul Butler said to the crowd gathered in Hart Auditorium on April 12. “I represented the government in criminal court in the District of Columbia, and I used that power to put black men in prison. And black women. And poor people. And Latinos. Like a lot of prosecutors that was pretty much all I did.”