William Henderson – Indiana University

Letting Go of Old Ideas

Two recently published books make the claim that the legal profession has changed (Steven Harper’s The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis) or is changing (Richard Susskind’s Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your…more

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Did the Market for Law Firm Associates Peak 25 Years Ago?

Based on the chart below, which reflects 35 years of large law firm data, the answer appears to be yes. The chart enables us to compare two very simple trendlines: the percentage of lawyers in NLJ 250 law firms who have the…more

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Sea Change in the Legal Market, NALP Bulletin (Aug 2013)

This article examines the change in the entry level legal market over the last ten years and concludes that a sea change is in progress. This conclusion is based on three core findings. First, between 2002 and 2012, the level…more

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Question Authority, National Jurist (Jan 2013)

This essay argues that today's law students can help legal education and the legal profession by questioning the authority of today's legal educators -- albeit respectfully, which is key. As an elder of legal education myself,…more

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Introducing the Fromm Six, National Jurist (Mar 2013)

This Article introduces readers to the Fromm Six -- short, powerful competency model for lawyers and law students. It also tell the story of Leonard Fromm, the Dean of Students and Alumni Affairs at Indiana University Maurer…more

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Losing the Law Business, Cayman Financial Review (Jan 2013)

This article discusses the rise of a new generation of legal entrepreneurs who are using technology and process-driven business methods to provide wide range of legal product and inputs. A common theme among these vendors is…more

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Milbank's Big Bet, American Lawyer (May 2011)

The Wall Street firm of Milbank Tweed has stepped out of the pack to create a new lawyer development program called Milbank@Harvard. Although the program may look expensive to its peers, its business logic bears a striking…more

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