Rayza Santiago

"Through some lucky break, I was able to get a job at HSE after college, working with the Human Resources and Legal Recruiting departments. During law school I spent both summers at HSE and then accepted a position as an Associate. I have been here now for many years and work with some of my best friends. HSE was the perfect fit from the start."
Rayza Santiago, Associate

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Rayza Santiago

"It’s great to be close to my alma mater and be able to enjoy HWS soccer games on the weekends."

Rayza was a center midfielder when she played Division 3 soccer at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. Nowadays she plays both indoor and outdoor recreational soccer but finds time to cheer on the HWS women’s soccer team on weekends. Does she miss playing college soccer? “I have great memories of HWS soccer. But you will find me in the stands cheering them on!"

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2022 Diversity Scholarship

Established in 2005, this scholarship includes a $7,500 award to be applied to the recipient’s law school tuition, together with a paid summer associate position at the firm. The scholarship is awarded annually to two first-year students selected based on their academic record, professional accomplishments and other factors that indicate promise for a successful career in the legal profession.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Diversity Scholarship, applicants must be full-time currently enrolled 1L law students who are in good standing at an accredited law school. First-year students who are members of populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply.

The Diversity Scholarship application must be received by Harter Secrest & Emery LLP on or before Monday, January 24, 2022.

Download the 2022 Diversity Scholarship Application and FAQs (PDF)

The Right Fit

Learn about us while we get to know you. Our goal is to provide you with a superior work experience and a realistic view of what it’s like to practice law at Harter Secrest & Emery. We want you to get to know our people and our culture so that you can determine whether we offer the right fit for you. It’s a great way to start your career with us.


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