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Profile

  • Samantha Zappia Kasmarek
  • Interim Director of Career Services; (Public Interest, Judicial Clerkships)
  • Director, NYEx

  • (315) 443-3192
  • kasmarek@law.syr.edu

  • Education
  • State University of New York, University at Buffalo Law School
    J.D. 2004
  • Le Moyne College
    B.A. 2001


Samantha  Zappia Kasmarek

Samantha Zappia Kasmarek received her Bachelor of Arts from Le Moyne College, and Juris Doctor from Buffalo Law School. Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Kasmarek joined Hiscock & Barclay (now Barclay Damon) in Syracuse where she concentrated her practice in the area of litigation, with a focus on commercial litigation matters as well as torts, insurance and products liability issues.

Ms. Kasmarek is admitted to practice in New York. She is an active member of the Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP) and has served in several leadership roles including Northeast Regional Representative, Northeast Nominating Committee member and Annual Education Conference Planning Coordinator. In 2020, Kasmarek was appointed to NALP’s task force overseeing the Directory of Legal Employers/Director of Law Schools. She previously served as the chair of NALP’s Public Service Section as well as the Judicial Clerkship Section. Ms. Kasmarek serves on the Syracuse University Judicial Board.

In addition to counseling students and participating in career development programming, Ms. Kasmarek is the primary contact person for students interested in externships, pro bono, and public sector careers, including judicial clerkships.