Travis Nez, Business Management
Travis started taking college credits in high school when he participated in dual credit courses through Northcentral Technical College to earn high school and college credits simultaneously. After he graduated from high school, he attended Northwood Tech and earned an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management and a Supervisory Leadership Technical Certificate.
Shortly after Travis’s Northwood Tech graduation in 2014, he began to seriously consider going to law school. Growing up in rural Northern Wisconsin, Travis noticed a need for attorneys in the region.
“Fewer than 40 percent of Wisconsin’s lawyers practice outside of the major urban areas,” explained Travis, citing a Wisconsin Public Radio article. “I’m a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes (Parker, Ariz.), and the shortage of attorneys especially hurts the Native American community.”
While Travis contemplated his future in law, he continued his educational journey by transferring all of his Northwood Tech credits to the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. In 2016, Travis graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Management, and he got accepted to the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul.
In law school, Travis took classes that were specific to federal Indian and tribal law with the goal of filling a much-needed gap in the legal profession in rural Wisconsin. In May of 2019, he graduated with his Juris Doctorate.