Welcome back to Ahead of the Curve. I’m Karen Sloan, legal education editor at Law.com, and I’ll be your host for this weekly look at innovation and notable developments in legal education.

This week, law professors reach two different conclusions about whether extra student outreach and feedback helps boost grades in law school. Next up I’m chatting with DLA Piper partner Jay Finkelstein about his international negotiations class, where students travel abroad for simulated deal making with international law students. And last, I’m eating a big slice of humble pie on my predictions about how Big Law would react to the pushback against mandatory arbitration agreements for summer associates.p call to students that they may need to step up and make some changes.

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