Assistant Professor of Law
Office phone: (757) 221-7469
Office location: Room 211
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Jay Butler joined the faculty of William & Mary Law School in 2016. He previously served as the Kellis E. Parker Teaching Fellow at Columbia Law School and has taught at Yale Law School and the George Washington University Law School. His scholarship and teaching focus on international law, international business transactions, contracts and trade regulation.
Professor Butler earned a Bachelor of Arts in History magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He was then selected as a Rhodes Scholar and earned a BA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. He graduated with his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. After law school, Professor Butler served as a law clerk to Judges Hisashi Owada and Giorgio Gaja of the International Court of Justice and worked as a legal adviser to the Government of Japan. He is also a member of the New York Bar.