During law school, Nathan participated in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic’s Exoneration Project, where he co-wrote the petition for post-conviction relief which led to the successful release and exoneration of Ben Baker in January 2016. Nathan also worked in the International Human Rights Clinic, conducting research into the inclusion of women’s rights in modern constitutional reform processes, and the subsequent legislative implementation of those rights. Nathan and his team presented their findings in May 2016 to UN-Women in New York.
Nathan interned with several public interest organizations—including the ACLU Capital Punishment Project, the International Refugee Assistance Project, ACLU of Illinois, and the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center —and completed over 500 hours of pro bono work during his law school career. He also worked as a summer intern for Loevy & Loevy, a pre-eminent civil rights litigation firm in Chicago, where he worked on cases involving police misconduct, prisoners’ rights, prison health care administration, the False Claims Act, and employment discrimination.