George Mason University law school has named one of its faculty, Prof. Henry N. Butler, as dean.
A son of the late Rep. M. Caldwell Butler of Roanoke, Butler currently serves as George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law and executive director of the Law and Economics Center. Butler is a longtime scholar in the field of law and economics.
Butler earned his BA in economics from the University of Richmond, his MA and PhD in economics from Virginia Tech and his JD from the University of Miami. Butler has frequently published on antitrust law, corporate governance, insurance regulation, consumer protection, health care, federalism and environmental policy, according to a GMU news release.
Butler will succeed Dean Daniel Polsby, who will be returning to the faculty effective June 25.