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Brittany Kjerstad McKnight

Brittany McKnight wearing light blue blazer


Assistant Professor of Business Law

Office Building

Harding Hall



Mailing Address

Harding Hall 149
Ness School of Management & Economics-Box 2220
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Brittany graduated from SDSU with an B.A. in English, magna cum laude in December 2011. Subsequently, she graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2015 and was admitted to the South Dakota Bar later that year. Brittany is licensed to practice law in South Dakota in both state and federal court. She has held numerous positions ranging from founding and owning her own law firm, working as corporate counsel, as well as working as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney.


B.A. - English South Dakota State University (2011)
J.D. - University of South Dakota School of Law (2015)

Academic Interests

Real Estate
Property Law
Business Law

Academic Responsibilities

CJUS 412: Criminal Prosecution and Defense (2018 – 2019)
CJUS 431: Criminal Law (2019)
CJUS 431: Criminal Law (2018 - 2019)
BLAW 433 Real Estate (2018 – 2021)
CJUS 412: Criminal Prosecution and Defense (2018 – 2020)
BLAW 350/351 (2018 - Present)
CM 473 (2018 - Present)

Awards and Honors

Volstorff-Walder Award (runner-up) • South Dakota State University Greek Life Spring 2020

Professional Memberships

Member of the South Dakota Bar (2015-Present)
Board Member of South Dakota Young Lawyer Board (2017-2019)
Committee Member on the South Dakota State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2019-Present)