University of St. Thomas School of Law Black Law Students Association Hosts Annual Multicultural Bar Reception

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will hold its annual Multicultural Bar Reception at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis. 

The theme for this year’s event will be "From Backpack to Briefcase: Bridging the Gap Between Success in Law School and Success in the Legal Profession" and will feature a networking reception followed by a panel of four speakers. 

Panelists are:

  • Kate Weeks, a research consultant for the Minnesota House of Representatives.
  • David Ahlvers, from the Target Corporation and formerly of Lindquist and Venum. He is also the founder of Family Solutions Law Group, LLC.
  • Charley Noel, a civil defense attorney and ADR neutral.
  • Nicole Kubista, a public defender for the 2nd Judicial District.

There is no cost for the event.  To R.S.V.P., email For more information email Elliott Robinson at