Piyali Syam

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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A Day in the Life: Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

by Piyali Syam  |  December 05, 2012

Adriana Rodriguez's Equal Justice Works Fellowship brought her back to her hometown of Laredo, Texas, where she grew up. During her two years as a Teach for America Corps Member placed at Reagan High School in Houston to teach 9th grade English, she found that many of her students came from low-income families and had witnessed domestic violence in their households. Fueled by a passion for improving outcomes for children, Adriana threw herself into service-oriented public interest law at the... Read More >

Getting a Law Job with Average Grades...and other Questions

by Piyali Syam  |  November 12, 2012

Have questions about how to navigate the world of legal networking, interviewing and job searching? So did more than 1200 law students, who tuned in to the lively and informative webcast "Ask the Experts-Answers to Your Questions on Legal Job Search, Networking and Interviewing" on Thursday, November 8. The event was hosted by LexisNexis and co-sponsored by Vault and the American Bar Association, and featured a panel of four experts: Brynne Lehner, a legal recruiter at Manatt Phelps &... Read More >