“I plan to use my law degree to resolve injustices that affect marginalized communities, specifically defend Black and Latinx from being victims of mass incarceration.”

Natalia Marte '20

Natalia helps the Admissions office welcome new law students our first-year orientation.

Natalia helps the Admissions office welcome new law students our first-year orientation.

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York & Providence, Rhode Island

Undergraduate:  Roger Williams University

Major:  Psychology

Minor: Criminal Justice

Graduate Institution: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Major:  Forensic Psychology

Legal Interests: Criminal Defense (public interest in general), Movement/Radical Lawyering

Activities:  BLSA, NEBLSA, LALSA, and Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

Fun Fact: I have a decent collection of books related to Black history and liberation, Latinx culture, and poetry. Feel free to message me if you would like to borrow or take one!

Why UB School of Law: I plan to use my law degree to resolve injustices that affect marginalized communities, specifically defend Black and Latinx from being victims of mass incarceration. Additionally, I am interested in UB's JD/Ph.D. joint degree program. I enjoy conducting research and hope that my J.D. and Ph.D. will complement each other through-out my career. At some point of my life I would like to become a professor at a HBCU or Latinx serving institution.

Advice for new law students: Figure out what works best for YOU. This relates to studying, how often you go out to social events, career interests, etc. Do not follow the crowd, because everyone works differently.

Have questions about being a law student? Contact Natalie (nmarte@buffalo.edu).