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...

Graduated and Unemployed: So, Where Do We Go From Here?
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

You graduated, passed the bar, applied to 1000+ jobs, and your grandiose plans of snatching your piece of the Wall Street pie, Patty Hewes style, or Atticus Finch-ing away the great injustices of the world have yet to pan out. Don’t worry.  It’s not the end of the world. Wait…you recently acquired $120,000 in debt? Your minimum credit card payment is steadily increasing? Eh…you’ll figure something out. No gas money? It sounds like yo...

Initial Law Schooled Proposals for Law School Reform
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

Law Schooled proposes the following as just a few things that could improve student life and legal education.  Please share your thoughts, as these just initial thoughts hoping to reflect some student opinions:     Lower law school tuition Increase employment options and opportunities Expand the curriculum and shrink class sizes Incorporate cross-field and cross-departmental collaboration Expand admissions criteria Create i...

Is it enough? Law tuition hikes stall to a 1% increase
Law School Reform , Law Schooled Evolution / 27 de agosto de 2017

A recent ABA Journal article reports that only 22,000 people took the LSAT in February, an all-time low since 2001.  Similarly, the total number of people who took the test in June, October, December, and February dropped by 16%.  The article further claims that the low LSAT numbers encouraged a stall in the rise of private law school tuition, but is it enough and will it last?  Many see this as a pop in the law school bubble. A few ...

Incentives to Teach not Publish
Law Schooled Evolution / 27 de agosto de 2017

Maybe your school does it differently, and if so, I would love to hear about it, but in my limited experience, this is what a student can expect going into law school. Imagine this: A large lecture room filled with 80+ students.  You fear humiliation should you be called on unprepared and called out.  Or worse, you have prepared, but your answer to the question leads to another question, which has no answer.  Or perhaps, you already ...

Apathy and Ambivalence: What’s a “floater” to do?
Law Schooled Evolution / 27 de agosto de 2017

I am a terrible law student.  That’s not self-deprecation. That is my honest evaluation. I represent the small demographic of law students who enrolled in law school simply because they didn’t know what else to do. Oh yes, we are among you. We are the liberal arts majors who couldn’t find a decent job and longed to return to the comforting cocoon of higher education. Too practical to pursue a PHD, and too math-challenged to get an MB...

Time to Adjust
Law School Reform / 27 de agosto de 2017

The disconnect between legal education and the legal market remains glaring. As law firms, especially the big fancy ones, have made drastic changes in their business models (most commonly the “pyramid model”) by, among other strategies, lay-offs, reduced salaries and new compensation schemes, utilization of contract attorneys, and chopping the number of first-year associates with no practical skills or experience,  shouldn’t law scho...

Passing the Bar The Second Time Around: A Do-It-Yourself Lesson Learned
Bar Preparation / 26 de agosto de 2017

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,...

If the economy bounces back, why bother to reform?
Law School Reform / 26 de agosto de 2017

“We have a duty as educators to make legal education sound and responsive, regardless of the current state of the economy. We shouldn’t be misled into thinking that reforming our practices would help our jobless students; but neither, if the economy improves and some of the loudest voices for reform are softened, should we forget that this continuing duty still exists, in good times and bad.” I love this.  Professor Scott Fruehwald o...

Students Online: Can law schools teach students online self-preservation?
Law School Reform / 26 de agosto de 2017

I like to think we’re all really tech savvy law students – bright, sophisticated, social media gurus (and not complete idiots).  Then, I come across posts on Facebook, tweets, and pics on instagram, which give me pause.  Then, I read those horror stories, such as the one recently posted by Legal Skills Prof Blog (pulling from Above the Law) on how a partner may have lost his job with “unprofessional emails sent to opposing counsel”. ...

Encouraging Bottom Feeders: Consequences for Clients
Law Schooled Evolution / 26 de agosto de 2017

We all came into law school thinking we were the pick of the litter, the top of the top, rarely failing at anything we did, and rarely ever feeling like we couldn’t achieve anything as long as we put our minds to it. Then came 1L year.  Our first round of exams.  Fear, panic, examination, fear, panic, grade.  Oh, crud.  Look at that.  I’m at the bottom half of the class.  In every single class.  Now, what?  Well, I could try to impro...