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 firm of Seyfarth Shaw
. During his time Navistar’s legal department, Tate conducted research on governmental statutes, intellectual property, international law, trade information, the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, and a number of other areas. At Seyfarth Shaw, he spent much of his time with the labor and employment law
department, where he was involved with the preparation work for a pro bono wrongful termination lawsuit.
Prior to entering NIU College of Law, Tate undoubtedly knew that he would take many valuable lessons from his law school experience. He also knew that he would be entering a competitive environment where determination would be the key to success. However, Tate was pleasantly surprised to find that amidst this, he would also find a highly supportive community. He notes that “the professors are friendly and responsive to the students’ needs” and while NIU College of Law “students all want to succeed and to be successful” they are happy to help others achieve their goals also.
Tate, a Lemont, Illinois-native, completed his undergraduate studies at Beloit College where he majored in psychology and minored in legal studies.
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