William & Mary
Jay Butler

Jay Butler

Associate Professor of Law
Degrees: J.D., Yale Law School; B.A., Oxford University; B.A., Harvard
Email: [[jbutler]]
Office phone: (757) 221-7469
Office location: Room 211
Full resume: here (.pdf in new window)
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Jay Butler joined the faculty of William & Mary Law School in 2016. He was a 2018-2019 LAPA Fellow at Princeton University. 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.

Scholarly Publications
  • Corporations as Semi-States, 57 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 221 (2019). SSRN.
  • The Corporate Keepers of International Law, 114 American Journal of International Law/Accepted Manuscripts/Cambridge Core ___ (forthcoming 2020). Online.
  • Amnesty for Even the Worst Offenders, 95 Wash. U. L. Rev. 591 (2017). SSRN.
  • Responsibility for Regime Change, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 503 (2014). SSRN.

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