Mireille Butler

  • Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
  • Co-Director, Legal Analysis, Research and Writing
  • Associate Teaching Professor


Phone: (206) 616-5343
Email: butlm@uw.edu


Certificate in English Law 1991, University of Warwick Maitrise, droit civil et droit des affaires 1992, University of Bordeaux School of Law J.D. 1996, Washington University School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Courses

LAW A 506 Legal Analysis, Research and Writing

Selected Publications

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Mireille Butler has taught Legal Research and Writing for many years at several institutions in the United States and abroad. She currently teaches in the first year Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing program at the University of Washington Law School in Seattle. She also teaches Legal Writing to international students at Berkeley Law and at Sciences Po in Paris, France.  Prior to joining the University of Washington Law School, Mireille was the Director of Legal Research and Writing at Pepperdine University School of Law, a position that she held since 2011, and where she formerly served as an Assistant Dean and Director of Career Development. She received her first degree in law from the University of Bordeaux, France, where she was first in her class. She also received a J.D. degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where she graduated Order of the Coif. Mireille has experience as a senior recruiting manager at three multi-national law firms in California, and earlier in her career practiced business law at firms in Seattle and St. Louis. She speaks French and Spanish fluently.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

  • Mireille O. Butler, Note. Parental Autonomy Versus Children's Health Rights: Should Parents be Prohibited from Smoking in the Presence of Their Children, 74 Wash. U. L. Q. 223-252 (1996).

Professional Publications

  • Speaker, "Shared Understanding: Preparing International Students for an International Client Base", with Jaclyn Celebrezze, 15th Global Legal Skills Conference, Nottingham Trent University (August 1, 2023)
  • Speaker, "Creating Shared Understanding: Preparing Students for a Modern Client Base", with Jaclyn Celebrezze, Legal Writing Institute One Day Conference, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (December 9, 2022)
  • Speaker, "The Benefits of Integrating Statutory Construction and Analysis in a First Year Legal Writing Course", with Lauren Sancken, The Western States Legal Writing Conference, University of Oregon School of Law (October 7, 2022)
  • Speaker, "Using Therapeutic Principles in the Legal Writing Classroom", with Lauren Sancken & Phillip Lentz, Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Georgetown Law (July 22, 2022)