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...

Strategy, Skills, and Students – Professor Fruehwald’s Response
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

Recently, Law Schooled asked Professor Fruehwald of Legal Skills Prof Blog to comment on recent Law Schooled postsinspired by him.  He offered us a thoughtful response to one of our author’s questions (“Supply and Demand for Skills Courses:  Some Clarification Please“) about how to move forward in our efforts to gain more skills training as part of our legal education. “You the students are the consumers.  You need to make your prefe...

Supply and Demand for Skills Courses: Some Clarification Please
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

When reading Legal Skills Prof Blog‘s post on some steps we students can take to increase skills courses at our schools, one tip sounded both promising and confusing: 3.  Take as many skills courses and clinics as you can. If students take more skills courses and clinics, your law school will have to hire more skills professors and offer more skills options. This may have to do with the fact that I avoided business school and medical...

Becoming a Reality TV Show Contestant – The Curve
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

This post covers two situations when the Curve, already the Ebola Virus of law school culture (yes, you bleed all orifices), can transform you into a contestant on “Survivor” or the “The Bachelor” (not that I would ever watch those shows, because I’m a sophisticated law student). Complex Calculus and Metaphysical Physics:   CURVE + LAW STUDENTS = CHAOS AND MADNESS Peer Alliances, Game Theory, and Targeting the Strongest Students In a...

Expanding the Role of the Student in Law School Reform
Law Schooled Evolution / 27 de agosto de 2017

In a recent post on Legal Skills Prof Blog, Professor Scott Fruehwald offered a number of ways that law students could improve their law school experience.  His post has some excellent links, especially if you’re a law school reform effort geek/junky (definitely check out #1 and especially The Carnegie Report).  You ought to be able to find the report at your school’s library, and if you do a Lexis/Westlaw search with “Law School Ref...

Cut the Bar in Half and Provide A Masters for Dropouts
Law School Reform , Law Schooled Evolution / 27 de agosto de 2017

Those pursuing lawsuits against New York Law School and other law schools have noted refund tuitions as part of their end goal.  However, tuition refunds instituted throughout all law schools may be an impossible dream, considering that a policy like this would undermine the law school business model. Instead, I would like to propose two reforms to the law school system that would necessarily require our support, the school’s support...

Paradigm Shift: A Prospective Law Student’s Perception of Law School
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

The lowered numbers of students taking the LSATS seemed to indicate a change in awareness among prospective law students.  However, most of the articles out there focus on the law school tuition bubble bursting, but none really look into the pre-decision process – the way prospective law students have begun to think. While the following lays out the reasoning of just one student who went through a pro/con list of JD versus MPH and ca...

Hello job fair, my old friend
Bar Preparation / 27 de agosto de 2017

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 govern...

Intersectionality is not optional.
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

If my experiences are anything like the average in law school, half of you will never have heard of “intersectionality”, and most of you who know what it means won’t have used it in the past two or three years that you’ve been in law school.  Very basically, intersectionality is the concept that describes the way in which oppressive modes of society (racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.) interact.  A person can be privileged (as a cisgen...

Finally! Progress!…April fools!
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

The Bitter Lawyer recently posted about how the ABA is undertaking an “ambitious tuition refund initiative” where certain law schools will offer their students severance packages to leave school, or for recent graduates, a refund for time already served. According to bitterlawyer.com: The plan—which reportedly includes two phases known informally as “clunk” and “cull”—involves issuing tuition refunds of up to two years to both curren...

Some Concrete Proposals for Incorporating Skills into Law School
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

1.  Offer professors grants to incorporate skills traininginto their classes.  $5k to teach a skill – drafting, oral arguments, legislative advocacy, whatever they’ve got in their back pockets.  Make this be X% of the student’s grade on top of the final exam.  This is already being done at one top tier university.  Why not others? If the professor has never had a real lawyer job and can’t offer skills to their students, consider opti...