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About Seletha R Butler

Seletha Butler joined Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business as an assistant professor of business law and ethics in July 2011. Prior to joining the Scheller College of Business, Professor Butler spent fourteen years, collectively, with global law firms in Atlanta and Chicago and one of the nation’s largest commercial banking organizations. During her tenure in private law practice and corporate America, Professor Butler’s legal practice focused on complex domestic and global commercial transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, technology licensing, and outsourcing, and corporate governance matters.
Professor Butler’s research agenda focuses on corporate governance issues specifically the structure, obligations and activities of boards of directors. In 2011, she was a recipient of the Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40, an honor by the National Bar Association and IMPACT to recognize a cross-section of legal professionals age 40 and under within the African American legal community who have achieved prominence and distinction in their career.
A native of Alabama, Professor Butler has a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance, summa cum laude, from The University of Alabama, a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School where she served as current development editor of The Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice, formerly the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal, and a Master of Business Administration (global focus) from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Among Professor Butler’s professional and community activities, she is on the Board of Governors of Tech High School, Inc., faculty advisor for the Graduate Minorities in Business organization at the Scheller College of Business, and in the 2005 Class of Leadership Georgia. Additionally, Professor Butler is a 2012 - 2013 Faculty Associate for the Grand Challenges Program. The Grand Challenges Program is an innovative community of one hundred and ten freshman students of all majors at Georgia Institute of Technology, selected on their prior academic and leadership success, which community develops leadership and problem solving skills by focusing on the large challenges facing society.


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