William Henderson
Indiana University

211 S. Indiana Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405, United States
Phone: 812-856-1788
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Education
  • Science, Computers, & Tech

Practice/Organization Description

I am a Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law where I teach a variety of courses, including Business Associations, Business Planning, Project Management, Law Firms as a Business Organization, and The Legal Profession.

My research focuses on the empirical analysis of legal education and legal labor markets. The intersection of these two topics has caused me to become interested in lawyer selection and development in both law schools and in practice. This area broadly includes experiential learning, curriculum development and sequencing, competency models, the role of motivation and personality, the importance of personal and organizational values, and the relative importance of cognitive and noncognitive abilities.

In all areas of research, I am interested in measurement and validation. Why? For two reasons. First, with accurate, reliable measurement, we can compare costs with value in order to make better organizational decisions. This mode of analysis is essential for an organization to remain competitive. Second, through measurement and validation, we can find out what works and accelerate the development of more world class counselors, problem-solvers, and leaders. And in a complex and fractious world, that would be a good thing.

My applied research is done through Lawyer Metrics, LLC, which is a research company that develops strategies and tools for the legal services industry.

Bar Admissions



B.A. Case Western Reserve University (Economics and History) J.D. University of Chicago

Professional Associations & Memberships

ABA Business Law Section ABA Law Practice Management Section ABA Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar

Honors and Awards

2015 Fellow, College of Law Practice Management 2015 Most Influential Person in Legal Education (National Jurist) 2013 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America (National Law Journal) 2013 Fastcase 50 2011 Lisagor Award for Journalism 2009 ABA Legal Rebel

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