A Buffalo attorney, Klump is a graduate of Canisius College (B.A. Political Science), and earned both an M.A. in Political Science and a J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has taught American government and constitutional law at Canisius since 1984, and has also previously worked as an attorney with a law firm and at the U.S. District Court in Buffalo. He is the president of the Buffalo Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.
In November 2002, Klump was presented with the New York State Bar Association (NSBA) Law-Related Education Distinguished Service Award for his years of dedicated teaching at Canisius, as well as his role as a faculty adviser to the Canisius chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, a pre-law organization. Since 1991, he has led an annual four-day trip to Washington, D.C. to attend Supreme Court oral arguments, and visit Congress, the White House, and historic sites in Virginia. Klump is a member of the Canisius College DiGamma Honor Society, which recognizes Canisius alumni, faculty and staff who have distinguished themselves, over an extended period of time, through exemplary service to the college. He was also recognized with the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award by the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2008, he received the ìOutstanding Pre-Law Faculty Award" from Phi Alpha Delta