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Piyali is the Associate Law Editor at Vault. She has a BA in Philosophy from Fordham University and has worked at the Fordham Law School and written for the PBS show NATURE. She writes about general and law-related career topics on Vault’s blog.

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Why Does the U.S. Hate Vacation Time?

by Piyali Syam | June 05, 2013

Thinking about going to Europe for your next vacation? You may want to consider moving there instead. Permanently. Might we suggest Austria? The...

Can Good Lawyers Be Good Parents?

by Piyali Syam | May 21, 2013

Are rainmaking and homemaking compatible endeavors or unlikely bedfellows? Approximately a quarter of the respondents (26%) of Vault’s first ever...

For Love or Money?

by Piyali Syam | April 16, 2013

It’s the eternal question. Should I do what I love, money be darned, or should I go for the big bucks, idealism be darned? Just how much should money...

Don’t Be an April Fool! Curb Workplace Stress

by Piyali Syam | April 04, 2013

Don’t Be an April Fool! Curb Workplace Stress Whether it’s because of the seasonal flux or upcoming tax deadline, April is officially Stress...

A Day in the Life: Legal Aid of Manasota

by Piyali Syam | March 26, 2013

Jaime Rubin interned with Legal Aid of Manasota in Sarasota, Florida, during each summer throughout her time at University of Florida Levin College...

A Day in the Life: Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

by Piyali Syam | March 05, 2013

During law school, Georgetown Law graduate Drake Hagner knew she wanted to enter the field of community-oriented public interest law and volunteered...

Career Tests: How to Make Them Work for You

by Piyali Syam | February 11, 2013

If you’re a student or recent graduate wondering what career path to pursue, or a professional dissatisfied with your current job and considering a...

A Day in the Life: Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project

by Piyali Syam | January 24, 2013

While a 1L at George Washington University Law School, Susan Friedman learned of a critical National Academy of Sciences report on the strengths and...

New Year’s Resolutions: How to Make the Most of 2013

by Piyali Syam | December 27, 2012

Now that you’ve survived Doomsday 2012 and the holidays are winding down to a close, it’s time to come to terms with the impending four digits on the...

Hurricane Sandy: Equal Justice Works Legal Assistance

by Piyali Syam | December 20, 2012

In times of disaster, public interest organizations like Equal Justice Works become especially relevant as people who have lost their homes and...