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Butler's Pre-Law Society

Butler University's Pre-Law Society provides a vital service to students interested in law school. Through evening meetings, the Pre-Law Society furnishes external speakers who have expert life experience in a variety of fields. The Society also provides a variety of services to its members, including luncheons, volunteer opportunities, law school weekends (field trips to law schools), and acts as a liaison between students interested in law school and the Center for High Achievement and Scholarly Engagement.

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Current Officers, 2013-2014

President - Brittany Babbitt

Brittany BabbittBrittany Babbitt, is a senior studying Strategic Communications/Pre-Law. She has been involved in the Pre-Law Society since her freshmen year and participated in Mock Trial on the University team. This will be her second year as president of the club.

Brittany is a student worker in the CHASE office. She hopes to attend graduate school in the fall of 2014, where she plans to study criminal litigation.

Vice President - Ben Bozych

Ben Bozych is currently a sophomore from Glen Ellyn, Illinois studying both Political Science and History. He has a pre-law concentration and hopes to pursue a career in corporate litigation after attending law school. In addition to being the SGA representative for the Pre-law Society, Ben is also on the Executive Board for the College Republicans, a member of the CPA board of SGA, and takes part in the Emerging Leaders program. He also enjoys participating in intramural sports including soccer and basketball.

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Pre-Law Advisor - James McKneight, J.D.

Jim McKneightProfessor McKneight, College of Business, advises all students interested in studying pre-law as well as serves as advisor to the Pre-Law Society.

Professor McKneight came to Butler as an Executive-in-Residence in 2006 and is currently an instructor in management, teaching the Freshman Business Experience and Business Law.  After earning his B.S. in management, specializing in accounting, from Purdue University and his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, Professor McKneight worked as a senior tax manager at Ernst & Young.  He then served as the chief financial officer for a number of companies, including Summex Corporation where he also served as in-house counsel until 2006 when Summex was sold to WebMD.

Professor McKneight is available for advising by appointment on Monday and Fridays from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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