Summer Associate Spotlight: Samantha GiuglianottiJuly 19, 2022
Samantha Giuglianotti is a 2022 Summer Associate in the firm’s Garden City office. She is a current law student at St. John’s University School of Law and will be graduating in 2023. Learn more about Samantha through the Summer Associate Spotlight below:
What made you interested in law as a Career?
Being a lawyer involves a certain amount of grit. It is a field where I can continue to put my hard work to the test and adapt to new realities.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Hiking with my Labrador Retriever, River, and exploring local breweries.
What made you want to apply to Cullen and Dykman’s Summer Associate Program?
The people. When I first started researching firms to apply to for my 2L summer, I began to reach out to St. John's alumni at different firms to get a sense of what each firm was like. Everyone I spoke to at Cullen & Dykman were very willing and eager to offer me advice about interviewing, law school, and the career in general.
What have you enjoyed most about Cullen and Dykman’s program so far?
How invested the firm is in the Summer Associate program. Cullen & Dykman allows me to become an individual with a strong work ethic by challenging me every day and supporting my professional development. All of the attorneys really take the time to teach us so we understand what we are working on and provide in-depth feedback; they truly invest in the future careers of the summers.
What academic/professional achievement are you most proud of?
Making law review.
What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.
What advice do you have for prospective Summer Associates?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. And don’t let imposter syndrome get the best of you. It’s easy to fall into those insecurities, especially in law school, but you are where you are because you earned it and never lose sight of that.
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
Cullen and Dykman LLP is a full-service law firm that clients have trusted to deliver top-tier, cost-effective legal services since 1850. With over 190 attorneys in seven offices located throughout the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients.