William ButlerFebruary 2021 — Professor William E. Butler was the recipient of an honor first established over two decades ago. On June 7, 1999 President Boris Eltsyn of the Russian Federation issued an Edict establishing February 8 as “Science Day” in the Russian Federation – an occasion celebrated each year since with awards given to deserving scholars.

On February 8, 2021 Professor William E. Butler was the only foreign legal scholar to be recognized by the Moscow Kutafin State Legal Academy with the awarding of a Certificate of Gratitude by the Rector of that institution.

Professor William Butler is the John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law; Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law, University College London; and Foreign Member, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine; and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; Associate Member, International Academy of Comparative Law; member, American Law Institute. He recently published International Law in the Russian Legal System (Oxford University Press, 2020) and Chapter 11 in T. E. Carbonneau, W. E. Butler, and H. A. Blair, International Litigation: Cases and Materials (3d ed.; West, 2020).