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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. The Pre-Law Society was pleased to welcome the Indiana Court of Appeals to Butler on 1/24/17.

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Pre-Law Advisor

James McKneight, J.D. 

Jim McKneightProfessor McKneight, Lacy School 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 AM–3:00 PM.