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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.


Nathaniel Tate, NIU College of Law  

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.”...

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