Nadia Khan is a 2022 Summer Associate in the firm’s New York City office. She is a current law student at St. John’s University School of Law and will be graduating in Spring 2023. Learn more about Nadia through the Summer Associate Spotlight below:
What made you interested in law as a Career?
Coming from an immigrant community, I realized from a young age that there was a lack of representation. I have seen the consequences of not having advocates who understand your perspective enough to represent your interests. I think I was probably in high school when I decided I wanted to be that advocate. Fast forward a decade and here I am.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Exploring new places around the City.
What made you want to apply to Cullen and Dykman’s Summer Associate Program?
I had the opportunity to spend last summer here as a Long Island Diversity Fellow. Even though the program was primarily remote due to the pandemic, I could feel the firm’s warm culture. There were so many people who cared about providing me the best summer experience possible. I knew I wanted to come back because this is a firm that will help me grow into the attorney I would like to become.
What have you enjoyed most about Cullen and Dykman’s program so far?
Definitely axe-throwing and archery social event in Albany.
What academic/professional achievement are you most proud of?
Last year, I received the highest grade in the clinic I was a part, the Immigration Litigation Clinic.
Ad astra per aspera (Translation from Latin: Through adversity towards the stars)
What advice do you have for prospective Summer Associates?
Take full advantage of everything during your summer! Learn about all the practice areas that you are even remotely interested in. There are so many attorneys who love giving advice; ask questions and listen closely.
About Cullen and Dykman's Summer Associate Program
For more than 40 years, we have hired law school students to participate in Cullen and Dykman’s Summer Associate Program, which offers challenging assignments, training, mentoring programs, networking opportunities and social events to students after completion of their second year of law school. Our Summer Associate Program is designed to allow law students to explore different practice areas while interacting with different attorneys at the firm’s offices in New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC.
About Cullen and Dykman LLP
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