Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Imports/Exports/Retorts

International Trade Law is one of my favourite courses this term, I suppose because I appreciate the economics angle of it, and I've always thought importer/exporter to be the best-sounding non-descript job title. It's also a great class for exchanges like these:

Professor: So, imagine that the International Trade Commission has just upheld an anti-dumping duty levied on your client's exports from Canada. He comes to your office to find out what he can do. Now what do you tell your client?

Class: (silence)

Professor: C'mon, you're getting paid $400 an hour. You can't just sit there.

Class: (just sits there)

Professor: It's now down to $300 an hour.

There was a lot more silence before our prof gave us the simple answer (appeal!), so I can only assume the class was waiting out the hour to make $600.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought 'appeal' or 'objection' were the first two words a lawyer learned? Surely some sort of base instinct must take over in situations like these?

B

Carissa said...

Ugh...international trade is KILLING me right now.

Lawyerlike said...

Fair enough, but what other class deals with "unscrupulous lobster dealers"?