Preços para produtos Embora a maioria das empresas gaste o tempo necessário para obter uma compreensão completa dos cálculos de preços para seus negócios domésticos, muitos não colocam o mesmo esforço quando se trata de seus mercados de exportação. Infelizmente, isso pode ter um efeito de fluxo na competitividade e na rentabilidade do negócio. Embora alguns exportadores simplesmente cobram seu preço doméstico sem pensar mais, aqueles que são b...

My worst nightmare by JD I entered the room to shake hands with an older man and a younger woman. The guy was the most evil person ever. It was only a 20 minute interview, but somehow he terrified me so much that he almost made me cry. First, he asked me why I was interested in working in DC (besides the fact that I am from the area). I was like “Well, you know, I like being in a big city, working alongside or near the federal government and g...

Let’s be honest. We all knew that the majestic, beige paper with our names and JD written in fancy letters comes with a price tag. NOT THIS JD THIS JD Complain all we want about how law schools duped us all, but at the end of the day, even with greater transparency with regard to employment and salary stats, quite a few of us would have signed up anyway with ambitions of high grades and dream jobs. However, one very significant cost, which at ...

The ABA Guidelines limit a law student’s ability to work more than 20 hours a week as a full time student. With tuition on the rise and many low-income applicants already suffering as a result, an additional limitation on the ability for students to earn money while studying would only add insult to injury.  Without the sprinkling down of ubiquitous scholarships, most students face crippling debt. Take the example of a working single mom who f...

“Asking questions not only of others but of the self…”
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

I had an email exchange with someone (not a law school student) the other day that raised some poignant issues relevant to us as law students. First, allow me to quote this person: “The other day, I attended Slavoj Zizek’s “God in Pain: Inversions of the Apocalypse,” part of the ALOUD author program offered through the Los Angeles Public Library. After what could only be a wonderful and invigorating discussion on God, belief and syst...

Politics in the Classroom
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

Perhaps, you’ve had a different experience than I have.  Well, of course you have, but let me share mine anyway (“listen to me, I’m a blogger!”). In the various courses that I’ve taken, I’ve noticed that professors bring politics into the classroom.  They often will (a) make clear their political slant, ask for challenges to the way this bias influences what they teach, and provide a clear structure for discussion (“I am X, Challenge...

Collaborative Exams: Horrifying and Brilliant
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

A few professors on The Faculty Lounge described an innovation in giving out exams, aka “the collaborative exam”.  While reading the post, to be honest, I became incredibly anxious at the thought of something new yet entirely enthralled at the thought of something new! (ACK!  YAY!  HELP!  Ooo!  AH NOOOO!!!!  COOL.  NOT COOL.  COOL.  NOT COOL…) The general gist of the “collaborative exam” seems to be that the profs are giving students...

Let’s Cut the Crrr… Curve Already
Humor and Bad Advice / 27 de agosto de 2017

Running from Bears The law school curve is a little bit like running from a bear.  Your survival isn’t dependant so much on how well you perform, but on how terribly the person running behind you performs.  In fact, your performance suddenly looks a lot better if you push over that kid over there, yeah, he looks pretty juicy and delicious.  Er.  Ahem. Well, law students may or may not be juicy and delicious (we probably taste like Po...

“A course on career paths”
Law Schooled Evolution / 27 de agosto de 2017

Professor Paul Horwitz on PrawfsBlog posts a few promising ideas for improving law schools.  His suggestion for a “course on career paths” interests me most after having had recent conversations with friends in law school who do not wish to pursue law as a career.  Let’s read Horwitz first and schmooze later: “1)   A course on career paths, something Cassidy reports is frequently offered in MBA programs. This would serve two purposes...

Do you “think like a lawyer”?
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

A recent Law Schooled podcast included a section where the three student podcasters discussed the consequences of learning to “think like a lawyer”.  One student made an interesting point about being able to use this amorphous phrase as a justification for teaching methodologies. Short Clip from the Podcast that Inspired this post:  “Think like a Lawyer” All three students admitted to being clueless about what “think like a lawyer” m...

“I write better when I’m drinking” Wait! So, we were right all along?!
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

Confession.  I’ve had these conversations with other students at various levels of schooling.  Kindergarten.  College. Law School.  It’s always the same: “I write better when I have a little to drink” or “I study better with beer” or “Five shots equals five cite checks” or ”I learn the alphabet faster when I have a bit of gin” LOL!  Yes.  Don’t deny it.  We all “L.O.L.” And then after we “L.O.L”, we slink off to our apartments to dri...

The Rankings Trap: What can we do to break the vicious cycle?
Law Schooled Evolution / 27 de agosto de 2017

Two posts by Professor Mark Osler on Law School Innovation have provided suggestions for how law schools can finally remove themselves from the iron, maniacal grip of the US News Rankings.  His proposals are provocative and pretty awesome: 1.  HE CALLS FOR YALE TO DROP OUT OF THE US NEWS RANKINGS He points out how Rankings create the wrong incentives and are poor indicators of what schools actually do.  His suggestion is to urge Yale...

Unicorns or Ligers? Law school for under $2500/yr with no curve?
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

Once upon a time, in a distant and mystical land, law schools offered students affordable tuitions, a collaborative atmosphere, and training programs after graduation as part of the requirement to become an attorney. And, in this land, law students paid $2320.61 per year to get a law degree.  Aspiring lawyers entered law school right after high school, getting a bachelors and a masters, requiring at most only 5 years of tuition payme...

Teacher as Therapist?
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

Recently, a friend sent me links to a few articles from The Faculty Lounge:  ”Counseling Students – The Socially Awkward Student“,  ”Counseling Students – The Student Who Has No Idea Why He Went to Law School“, and “Counseling Students – The Student You Immediately Know Is Wrong for Law School“. The central question of the three articles was: When, if at all, should professors intervene and act as counselors to their students? “The b...