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Nathaniel Tate, NIU College of Law by Teresa Cajot
The prospective 2013 graduate is involved in a number of organizations at Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Law. He is the current vice president of the Black Law Student Association, an organization that focuses on the needs of black law students and others who are underrepresented in the law school community. He additionally functions as the secretary of Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity and serves on the board of the Trial Advocacy Society. Additionally, Tate is active within the Women’s Law Caucus and serves as a Kaplan student representative.
Tate has also interned at both Navistar, Inc. and the law
his law school experience. He also knew that he
firm of Seyfarth Shaw. During his time Navistar’s legal
would be entering a competitive environment where
department, Tate conducted research on governmental
determination would be the key to success. However,
statutes, intellectual property, international law, trade
Tate was pleasantly surprised to find that amidst this,
information, the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct,
he would also find a highly supportive community. He
and a number of other areas. At Seyfarth Shaw, he
notes that “the professors are friendly and responsive
spent much of his time with the labor and employment
to the students’ needs” and while NIU College of Law
law department, where he was involved with the
“students all want to succeed and to be successful”
preparation work for a pro bono wrongful termination
they are happy to help others achieve their goals also.
lawsuit. Tate, a Lemont, Illinois-native, completed his Prior to entering NIU College of Law, Tate undoubtedly
undergraduate studies at Beloit College where he
knew that he would take many valuable lessons from
majored in psychology and minored in legal studies.
Published on Sep 20, 2012
Nathaniel Tate describes himself as the “type of person who is laid-back in most situations and who enjoys having a good time and relaxing.”...