Nathan Yeary has been selected as the Distinguished Law Student for the Seventh Circuit by the American College of Bankruptcy.
The Distinguished Law Student program was established by the American College of Bankruptcy in order to identify and promote prospective leaders in the insolvency and bankruptcy profession. The criteria for the selection of the distinguished law student include academic excellence, professional accomplishments (i.e., moot court, writing competitions, written submissions, law review articles, etc.), commitment to public service and pro bono efforts and extraordinary law school experience and familiarity with insolvency law.
Yeary, an expected graduate of the Class of 2020, was nominated by Professors Ralph Brubaker, Robert Lawless, and Charles Tabb. In their letter of recommendation, they noted that Yeary's extra-curricular activities are dominated by his passion for bankruptcy law: his law journal note, his third-place entry in the ABI student writing competition, his participation in the Duberstein moot court competition, and his leadership role in Illinois’ very active Bankruptcy Law Society.
"Nathan Yeary is a true bankruptcy-student star. Between the three of us, we have 87 years of law teaching experience and have collectively taught many thousands of students. Nathan is easily within the top 5% of all the students we have ever taught. He would be an especially impressive recipient of the Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student award, and we are confident that, as an ACB honoree, he would bring great credit to the College in the years to come," they wrote.
Yeary was also an intern in the DOJ Office of the U.S. Trustee in the Northern District of Illinois, and upon graduation, he will clerk for Judge Mary Walrath of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware.