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Mina Jones  Jefferson, Esq.


Mina Jones Jefferson, Esq.

Associate Dean, Chief of Staff, and Director of the Center for Professional Development


BA, Miami University
JD, University of Cincinnati

Mina is the Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Professional Development. Dean Jefferson, a former hiring partner at a National Law Journal Top 250 law firm, is one of the few law school career services professionals in the country who has been on both sides of the table. Dean Jefferson practiced commercial litigation for nine years before joining Cincinnati Law and was one of the first African-American women in the region elected to the partnership of a large firm. Students benefit daily from Dean Jefferson's practical experience, model of success and professional network. Her goal is to help students make informed and insightful professional decisions consistent with their personal values. Dean Jefferson's publications include Some Accurate Information is Better than No Information At All: Arguments Against an Exception to the Learned Intermediary Doctrine Based on Direct-to-Consumer Advertising, 78 Or. L. Rev. 605. In addition to promoting the professional development of the College's student body, Ms. Jefferson is a speaker on the topic of professionalism, has taught Ethics and provided the classroom instruction for the legal extern course. She is active in the community and currently serves, by appointment, on the Ohio Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Committee. Her community involvement has included the Children's Law Center, ProKids and the Cincinnati Bar Foundation, as well as current service on the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Board of Directors and has spoken at prior NALP conferences and programs.