Law Students, Don’t Hold Your Breath

Thanks to Rob at BusinessPundit for a pointer to this BusinessWeek article on Rensselaer’s new MBA program:

For starters, the degree is broken down into five “streams of knowledge,” rather than traditional majors or concentrations. Each stream delves into a different aspect of business, such as Creating & Managing an Enterprise, and Networks, Innovation & Value Creation. It’s not that students don’t learn economics, marketing, or strategy. Instead, each of those basics is blended into the larger concepts. A typical class might involve a discussion, led by a finance professor, of a company’s change in value after a corporate merger, followed by a look at the case by a management prof from an operations point of view. Because the teaching is rooted in events in the contemporary marketplace, there are no textbooks per se. “Our textbooks are newspaper and magazine articles,” says Phillip H. Phan, professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship.

Coming soon to a law school near you?  Get serious.

One Response to Law Students, Don’t Hold Your Breath
  1. Christopher King
    June 15, 2005 | 5:33 pm

    I think we need to have people bring real-world events to the classroom, particularly as it regards evidence retention, the true battleground of the new era. For example, we’re going to set up a podcast for the audio of this online movie. Take a look at how one prominent Boston area attorney does his dirt:

    My name is Christopher King, and I totally agree with form Mass. Bar Association President Richard C. Van Nostrand on the point of equal marriage and other rights for homosexuals, for which he and Attorney Renee M. Landers received awards from the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association.

    But when it comes to discrimination against a plain-old male n*gg*r, well that’s where we have a problem that you can see in my online video at my website:

    Actually you can also view the piece in Boston and Cambridge throughout the month of June; just contact BNN and CCTV for run times.

    Where I have zealously represented homosexual clients in my practice, and agree that they have a right to be married just as anyone else, Van Nostrand in his practice has:

    1. Allowed his client, American Tower Corporation, to destroy sexually-tinged emails from Caucasian Manager Leslie Klaidman toward me, despite me writing him four (4) letters asking for retention — at least one such letter written with the help of well-respected Civil Rights Attorney and Professor Louis A. Jacobs, Esq.,

    2. Refused to reconstruct the hard drive or mirror image even after Federal Court Judge Lindsay ORDERED American Tower Corporation to produce emails relevant to me. But Judge Lindsay is Black, so maybe Van Nostrand is just being consistent in his disrespect.

    All this, mind you, is interesting because the Department of Labor fined American Tower $300,000.00 for Overtime violations after I sent another fired male n*gg*r there to the Department to issue a Complaint.

    All this, mind you happened immediately after former Caucasian American Tower VP Jody Mitchell had the nerve to tell the entire staff that I was a “Dangerous Black Man,” when they fired me 2 hours after I demanded overtime pay, citing statute. She also called the Woburn Police and called me a “scoundrel.”

    Interesting, n’est-ce pas?

    As such, all I can say is that when you take a stand to be fair and to promote Civil Rights, you do it for everybody, not just for your own pet projects. Van Nostrand’s approach, in my opinion, is hypocritical and stands inimical to the greater Cause of Justice.

    My team will see to it that the entire Free World knows about this issue, and podcasting is a terrific way to do it.

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