Paul Butler Former Federal Prosecutor and the author of Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

Paul Butler is a former Federal Prosecutor and the author of Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice (The New Press).

His prosecutions included a U.S. Senator, three FBI agents, and several other law enforcement officials. While at the Department of Justice, Butler also served as a special assistant U.S. attorney, prosecuting drug and gun cases.

Paul is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. Following private practice, he served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he specialized in public corruption. His prosecutions included a U.S. Senator, three FBI agents, and several other law enforcement officials. While at the Department of Justice, Butler also served as a special assistant U.S. attorney, prosecuting drug and gun cases.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Paul now teaches in the areas of criminal law, civil rights, and jurisprudence at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. His work has been published in the Chicago Tribune, The Progressive, Prison Legal News, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Legal Times, and he has been featured on The Bev Smith Show, National Public Radio, The Takeaway, and WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show. His recent youtube video on jury nullification can be viewed here.