KMK Law to Host Inaugural Diversity Case Competition for First Year Law Students


The Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®), in partnership with the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Center for Professional Development, is pleased to announce the first ever Diversity Case Competition for first-year minority law students in the tri-state area to be held at KMK Law on January 18 & 19, 2019.

This inaugural competition will provide underrepresented minority law students the opportunity to learn market affirmed skills in a high pressure situation involving a real-life scenario. Using the case model students will compete for cash prizes by displaying their analytical, problem solving and communication skills – all skills that are key to workplace success. The competition will expose students to practicing attorneys and Fortune 500 corporate counsel, who will serve as coaches and judges and provide workshops designed to enhance students’ interview and networking skills. For more information please click here.

“Becoming a truly diverse and inclusive law firm is a journey,” said Bethany P. Recht, KMK Partner and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “We hope that this program will not only reflect KMK’s ongoing commitment to the journey, but also support the growth of diversity in the legal profession.”

KMK believes in developing and maintaining a diverse workforce and is dedicated to supporting and leading the continued efforts in recruiting and mentoring minority attorneys. KMK’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee works to foster and advance diversity in all of KMK’s activities including community events, recruiting, and sponsorships.

“This competition is likely the first of its kind in the law school arena and promises to become the gold standard for inclusion activities in the legal career space,” said Mina Jones Jefferson, Associate Dean, Chief of Staff, and Director of the Center for Professional Development (CPD) at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Helping students build a competitive resume and alumni to navigate their career lattice is the central focus of the Center for Professional Development at the University of Cincinnati Law School. The CPD not only showcases employment opportunities, but also manages activities and programs that promote professional development through public service.

About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally-recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes—from Fortune 100 corporations to start-up companies. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2018 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, General Commercial Litigation, and Bankruptcy & Restructuring. KMK Law earned four National Rankings in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, and Project Finance Law and 37 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2018 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 115 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at

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