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Haley Zhu-Butler




Haley's practice is focused on various civil litigation matters in state and federal court. Her practice ranges from complex products liability litigation to scientific compliance and causation investigations. Her interests include the intersection of products liability, cybersecurity, and technology. Haley works on all phases of litigation including discovery, motion practice, depositions, trial preparation, and trials. While in law school, Haley was a Rule XX student practitioner in the Criminal Defense section of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic & Center for Social Justice. She has experience arguing procedural and dispositive motions and has prepared to examine expert witnesses. Additionally, Haley was the Online Editor of the Loyola Law Review and her comment on the Louisiana cybersecurity litigation landscape will be published in the fall of 2022. Prior to law school, Haley was an investigator at the Louisiana Capital Appeals Project, which provides representation to capital defendants on direct appeal to the Louisiana Supreme Court and on certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. She received her Master of Arts in Linguistics from Tulane University and studied computational linguistics, Artificial Intelligence, and natural language processing.



  • Ignatian Law Scholar. Loyola University College of Law


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Loyola Law Review


  • J.D.,cum laude, Loyola University College of Law (2022)
  • M.A., Linguistics, Tulane University (2018)
  • B.A, Linguistics,cum laude, Tulane University (2016)


  • Louisiana state courts

Publications and Presentations

  • Establishing a Cause of Action for Cybersecurity Breaches Against Government Agencies in Louisiana
    69 Loy. L. Rev. – (2022) 2022
  • Harvard Admissions Standards: Constitutional or Not?
    The Advocate, Vol. 31, No. 3., Federal Bar Association New Orleans 2022