Rutgers University School of Law – Camden is proud to be a recipient of a generous grant from the Law School Admission Council’s DiscoverLaw.org Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program. Starting this June, we will be providing a four-week immersion into the legal world. The primary purpose of the program is to increase the diversity and quality of applicants applying to law schools, while also promoting the success of underrepresented minorities in the legal profession.
The PLUS Program will include:
- · Law school classes
- · Field trips (law firms, legal services organizations and other venues)
- · Guest Speakers
- · Professionalism Seminars
- · A moot court competition
This is a residential program for 20 undergraduate students who are currently in their freshman or sophomore years in college. Students will live in the Rutgers-Camden Residence Hall, receive free meals at our dining hall, and earn a stipend.
More information and application forms may be found here: http://camlaw.rutgers.edu/plusprogram. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2012. In addition to completing our application, applicants must register (free of charge) with http://www.discoverlaw.org/register.asp, a great resource for information about preparing for law school.
Thank you for sharing this information with students who might benefit from the program. Please circulate this email to your contacts, networks, email listservs, etc.
Prof. Jill Friedman
Director, Pro Bono & Public Interest Program
Rutgers School of Law
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Friday, November 4th
9:00am – 10:30am
*Light refreshments will be available*
INNOVATION AND EXPERT EVALUATIONS: THE INFLUENCE OF A FIRM’S
APPROACH TO INNOVATION ON ASSESSMENTS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
Doctoral Candidate in Strategic Management and Organization Theory
University of Texas at Austin
I focus on the interplay between innovation and expert evaluations by exploring a tension that a company may face when attempting to develop competitive advantage based on innovation. Specifically, I examine how a firm‘s approach to innovation based on the use of diverse, distant, and distinctive knowledge that is beneficial to its efforts to develop resources may complicate its ability to capture value from these resources in financial markets. This may be because such an approach to innovation complicates securities analysts‘ efforts to evaluate a firm‘s strategy, which may make them less willing to provide a firm with coverage and favorable recommendations. After considering the influence of innovation on analysts‘ evaluations, I examine how analysts‘ recommendations, in turn, influence a firm‘s ability to attract investors. This research is divided into three studies that explore the following outcomes: analyst coverage (study 1), analysts‘ recommendations (study 2) and investment (study 3). Each of these studies is intended to culminate in a separate paper based on a stand-alone theoretical contribution. The propositions will be tested based on a longitudinal analysis of archival data on medical device and computer firms between 1993 and 2006.