Welcome to the Midwest Region of NBLSA (“MWBLSA”)!

Welcome to the official site of the Midwest Region of National Black Law Students Association (MWBLSA)!

MWBLSA is comprised of chapters from the following states:

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.


Message from the Regional Chair

Oluwabankole Babington-Johnson
Midwest Regional Chair
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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters, Elders and Peers:

I am honored to serve as your Midwest Regional Chair for the National Black Law Students Association’s 2015-2016 academic year.

I was always taught that in order to move forward, one must have a solid foundation to stand upon.

I am grateful to be a part of an organization and a region that has produced leaders who have added to the rich history of our organization and blazed a trail for the Midwest. Our theme for this year is “Stars in Alignment, Shine Brightest.” This theme embodies a belief that resonates throughout our entire executive board. The priority is on unity, teamwork, collaboration, group economics, accountability to our purpose and mission, and attention to the needs of our community. It is also worth noting that stars are most visible during the darkest hours. We certainly find ourselves in the midst of trying times, which provide a backdrop for the light that we shall bring forth.

There is a Nigerian proverb which says, “In time[s] of crisis, wise men build bridges, [and] simple men build dams.” As your Midwest Chair, I hope to unite our local, regional, and national members and leaders with similarly missioned professional organizations and community leaders in an effort to increase civic engagement that furthers our mission and purpose.  All of this is done with the goal of building bridges that allow us to journey forward and travel safely over troubled waters and tough terrain.

Honored To Serve,

Oluwabankole Babington-Johnson

2015-2016 Midwest Regional Chair
University of North Dakota School of Law


Click here for MWBLSA’s 2015 Regional Diversity & Inclusion Career Fair!

August 21, 2015 | Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


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