Jay Butler

Academic Fellow and Kellis E. Parker Teaching Fellow

Email: jbutler@law.columbia.edu


Jay Butler is the Provost's Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Columbia Law School. He previously taught at George Washington University Law School, worked as a legal adviser to the Government of Japan, and served as a law clerk to Judges Hisashi Owada and Giorgio Gaja of the International Court of Justice. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a B.A. in Jurisprudence from Oxford University (where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar), and a B.A. in History, magna cum laude with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard College. His research focuses on post-conflict obligations and the evolution of the law of war. His recent article on regime change was published in the Columbia Law Review.


J.D., Yale, 2011

B.A., Oxford, 2008

B.A., Harvard, 2006

Selected Publications

Responsibility for Regime Change, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 503 (2014)