Lyndhurst, NJ – June 20, 2019 – Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Lyndhurst, NJ office recently welcomed four law students as part of the firm’s 2019 Summer Associate Program. All four are near the top of their class at their respective schools and were selected from hundreds of applicants.
Throughout the program, the Summer Associates will support the firm’s various practice groups in a multitude of projects, gaining hands-on experience in different aspects of the law. The Associates will have the opportunity to attend court proceedings, participate in law firm meetings and observe the firm’s experienced attorneys trying cases, negotiating contracts and counseling clients.
“Our Summer Associate program offers practical experience to the participating law students in each of the main practice areas of the firm,” stated Donald Scarinci, Managing Partner. “By the end of the summer, each of these talented law students will have received a sampling of what the practice of law has to offer and the firm will have had the opportunity to audition bright young minds for possible future employment with us or assistance with placement elsewhere upon graduation.”
“I am proud of the Summer Associate program that we have developed over the last few years. Once again, we have welcomed an eclectic group of law students whom we will provide with an engaging, fast-paced environment in which they will gain valuable experience and as always, I look forward to seeing their progress over the course of the summer” stated Laura M. Miller Scarinci Hollenbeck Counsel & Summer Associate Coordinator.
Meet the 2019 Summer Associates:
Joe Esposito recently completed his second year at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, NJ. He is an Articles Editor for the Seton Hall Law Review and will be participating in the Civil Litigation Clinic in Fall 2019. Mr. Esposito earned his undergraduate in Business Administration and graduate degree in Business Administration in Public Accounting from Pace University in 2016. His professional experience includes serving as a legal intern on behalf of the Hon. Katharine S. Hayden in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey as well as the Hon. Raymond A. Reddin in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Civil Part.
Justin R. Hill attends Rutgers Law School in Newark, NJ where he recently completed his second year. Mr. Hill earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He is the Managing Editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal and Treasurer of the Association of Black Students. Additionally, he is a member of the Rutgers Tax Law Society, the NJ State Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the National Black Law Students Association and the Essex County Bar Association.
Dianna Santiago will begin her third year at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, NJ where she is Co-President of the Esther Empowerment Project. Ms. Santiago is also Vice President of the Latin American Law Student Association and serves as a student mentor at Seton Hall. In 2016, Ms. Santiago earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, cum laude, from Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice. Her professional experience includes serving as a Legal Extern on behalf of the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office. She also has conducted various pro bono work on behalf of the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice in Newark, NJ.
Connor A. Weber is a rising 3L at Boston College Law School in Newton, MA. In addition to coursework, Mr. Weber spent his fall semester as a student attorney in the Immigration Clinic where he represented a detained asylum seeker. He has also served as a summer law clerk for the Hon. Michael A. Shipp in the District of New Jersey and was a quarter-finalist in the Moot Court competition. This year, Mr. Weber wrote a publishable note as a Staff Writer for the Law & Religion Program and will Co-Chair the Program this fall. Prior to law school, he lived in Washington, DC for two years where interned for Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and later worked for the City Council. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with a degree in Political Science and minor in Spanish.