Kegler Brown Awards Multiple 2019 Diversity Scholarships

Kegler Brown is pleased to announce that our annual Diversity + Inclusion Scholarship has been awarded to Humphrey Kweminyi and Jordan Boak.

Thanks to having a high number of outstanding applicants, this year marks the first time that the firm decided to award two full $10,000 scholarships. Multiple scholarships have been awarded previously, but in those cases the amount was split between recipients instead of each receiving a full scholarship.

Humphrey attends Capital University Law School and has already earned a paralegal certificate from the school. He earned an LL.B in International Law from the University of Yaounde II in Yaounde, Cameroon. As a law student at Capital, Humphrey is a member of the Tax Law Society, the Black Law Student Association and the Diversity Mentorship Program. In 2014, he passed the Bar Exam 1 in Cameroon to become an Advocate-in-Training and managed the paralegal team in a general practice law firm.

Jordan attends The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and also received a B.S.B.A. in Finance from OSU. He is a member of the Black Law Student Association and serves as the 1L Criminal Law Society Representative. Jordan’s background in finance includes roles as a Business Area Financial Analyst with Mettler Toledo International and as a FP+A and Treasury Analyst with The Timken Company.

“Our diversity scholarship program is not only a valuable opportunity for law students, but is also central to our commitment to diversity,” said Managing Director Chris Weber. “Programs like this scholarship help us attract and retain exceptional law students, not only because of the financial assistance to their legal education, but also because it showcases our belief in how diversity is essential to building a successful law firm.”

2019 is the sixteenth year for the Kegler Brown Diversity Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a first-year law student based on academic performance, accomplishments, activities, and potential contributions to the legal community. The $10,000 Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter Diversity Scholarship includes a paid summer clerkship position with the firm’s first-year summer associate class.

The Kegler Brown Diversity + Inclusion Committee aims to create an environment that reflects the diversity of culture, thought, and background of the community in which we work and live. It strives to foster an inclusive culture where every person is empowered to freely share their ideas, experiences, and beliefs, and to be a place where every member of the firm has a deep sense of pride, passion, and belonging.

Along with our own Women’s Collaborative, Kegler Brown is a charter member of the Columbus Bar Association’s Managing Partners’ Diversity Initiative, which works with other local law firms, law schools and the CBA to significantly increase the number of diverse attorneys being recruited, hired and promoted by our firm and others.