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Why Humphrey Kweminyi Chose Capital

2/19/2020  -  Humphrey Kweminyi, L’21, experienced an epiphany while completing his paralegal certification at Capital University Law School in 2017. “I realized how deeply I love the practice of law,” Humphrey says.

That’s when he knew he would pursue his juris doctorate at CapLaw. Humphrey had obtained his master I en droit international – a post-graduate degree in International Law – from Université de Yaoundé II in Cameroon. While there, he became fascinated with legal issues involving transborder business transactions, project financing, arbitration and transborder litigation.

Prior to immigrating to the United States, which he now calls home, Humphrey worked as a paralegal, and then as a legal apprentice in a boutique law firm in his native Cameroon. When he first came to America, he deviated from that path for a short while. “It was when I first started in the paralegal program that I quickly realized that I still had that burning desire to be an attorney,” he says. “Just being in this environment gave me a spark. Capital Law wasn’t a hard choice; I sort of decided almost immediately that this will be the best place to pursue my dreams.”

At the top of Humphrey’s list of attributes he appreciates most about Capital Law is “the dedication of my professors and the extreme kindness of staff.”

“They have an open-door policy, which means that you can simply walk in during office hours and almost any time without prior notice to discuss any questions, concerns or gaps in understanding of the issues, concepts or materials assigned by your professor. They are all willing to help, and are very responsive and dedicated,” he says. “The staff treats you like family.”

Humphrey, who is the American Bar Association representative at CapLaw, also appreciates the school’s strong alumni connections which offer a great networking opportunity. “I have had nothing but a wonderful experience here. The law school does a fine job of creating networking opportunities for its students, which is germane to seeking employment opportunities while still in law school. Alums are always willing to meet students for a cup of coffee, or lunch, and are always ready to go out of their way to help.”

At Capital, Humphrey has been involved in several student organizations, including serving as a student ambassador, the secretary for Black Law Students Association, the traveling fellow for the Labor and Employment Moot Court team, and as an active member of the Tax Law Society. In addition, he is the Legal Research and Writing teaching assistant for Professor Jacqueline Orlando, and a staff member for Capital University Law Review, Vol. 48. Outside of law school, Humphrey also is very active with the American Bar Association, as a member of the Forum of Air and Space Law and the Committee on Business Law.

After graduation, he hopes to stay in Columbus and practice business law. “Columbus is a growing city with limitless potential,” Humphrey says. “Although I have only lived in Columbus for about three years now, I am completely in love with this city. I have networked a lot with attorneys in the area, and after working at a law firm this summer, I feel very confident about my future here.”

For additional "My Decision" articles, see Why I Chose Capital.