Academic Retreat

posted Oct 9, 2010, 5:55 PM by Rebekah Childers   [ updated Oct 9, 2010, 6:07 PM ]

Dear MWBLSA Members:

The Midwest Region of the Black Law Students’ Association cordially invites you to participate in our annual Academic Retreat.  The Midwest Academic Retreat will be held on October 22-24, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio at the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square and will be hosted by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.


During the Retreat, various panelists will discuss their tips on how to succeed academically, life after law school, and non-traditional legal careers. MWBLSA has secured a discounted hotel rate of $93 per night for students. Hotel reservations must be made by October 15, 2010 for the MWBLSA rates to apply. If you are interested in participating in the Academic Retreat, please RSVP to Jina Haynes at and/or at 214-597-0488 as soon as possible. We sincerely hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to network with your fellow law students and to learn more about how to thrive academically in law school.




       1L Programs

                    1.        Test for Success- Exam Writing Tips

                    2.     Stress Management Workshop

                    3.     Law Outside the Classroom: Exploring other opportunities

    2L Programs

                    1.     Non-Traditional Careers

                    2.     Pro-Bono—The Untapped Experience

                    3.     Landing the Internship and Ultimately the Job

            3L Programs

                    1.     Bar Preparation-How should I study for the Bar?

                    2.     How to market yourself in this economy?

                    3.     Judicial Clerkships Workshop: the application process and the experience


    1.     Life After Law School: Attorney Panel

         ***The topics above are NOT an exhaustive list. This is a preliminary overview of what to expect at this FREE                    event***



    Friday, October 22:

  •  Registration/Check in: Wyndham Garden Hotel Lobby
  •  Welcome to Cleveland Mixer—5 p.m-7 p.m. Location: 
  • Thompson Hine LLP - located at 3900 Key Center 127 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 4411
  • Dress: Business Professional


    Saturday, October 23:

                    ·      Panel Sessions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

                    ·      Dinner Banquet: Wyndham Garden Playhouse Square (Semi-Formal)


    Please Note:

                ·      All Panel Sessions will be held at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  A shuttle will be provided for transportation between the hotel and the law school.

            ·      Lunch/Dinner will be provided for students on Saturday.



The Wyndham Cleveland Hotel at Playhouse Square is located in Cleveland’s vibrant theater district.

 Directions from Local Airports:

CLE - Cleveland-Hopkins Intl Airport
Distance: 16 miles
Directions: Take 71 North or 77 North to East 9th Street exit. Get off at E. 9th and head North. When you get to Euclid Avenue take a right. The hotel is on the right-hand side of the street.

Transportation Costs:
Taxi $30.00 (One Way) and $75.00 (Round-trip)  

BKL - Burke Lakefront Airport
Distance: 2 miles
Directions: Take E. 9th Street to Chester Avenue. Take a left onto Chester. Take Chester to the 1st stoplight - E.12th. Take a right. Take E. 12th to Euclid turn left. Hotel is on the right.

Transportation Costs:
Taxi $5.00 (One Way) and $10.00 (Round Trip)