William Henderson
Indiana University

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Bloomington, IN 47405, United States
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Different Power Rules Apply to Men than to Women (LWB Farewell Series)

A just released study by the Yale Law Women documents that class participation at Yale Law tends to be disproportionately male (H/T to Jeff and Lior Strahilevitz at Prawfblawg). Although the report offers prescriptive advice…more
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Bi-Modal Distribution: A Picture of the Melting Right Mode (LWB Farewell Series)

The biggest break I ever got in my academic career occurred nearly ten years ago when I attended the Council meeting for Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at the August 2007 ABA Annual Meeting. I was one of…more
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Legal Whiteboard Ceasing Publication

On April 30th, The Legal Whiteboard will cease publication. During our 5+ years of operations, we generated some very good content, focusing on facts, trends and ideas affecting the legal industry. We made the ABA LawBlawg 100…more
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The GRE and the Revised US News Ranking Methodology

When I initially learned that Harvard Law would start accepting the GRE as an alternative to the LSAT, I viewed it through the prism of the US News & World Report ranking and concluded that it was a very good thing for Harvard…more
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Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Business

The work of lawyers is increasingly the work of businesses rather than people. This conclusion flows from recently released Economic Census data, which is the U.S. Government's "official five-year measure of American business…more
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Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock

For the last couple of years, Dan Katz has been telling me and anyone else who would listen that law will eventually be a subfield of finance. Following Dan's reasoning, this will occur because legal risk can be modeled and…more
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The Connection between Coaching and Mentoring and Great Lawyer Careers -- Sporkin's Kids and other Examples

My previous post excerpted the introduction "How to Solve the Legal Profession's Diversity Problem." The article suggests that our diversity challenges are rooted in a systems problem. First, our systems for selecting and…more
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Solving the Legal Profession's Diversity Problem

Below is an excerpt from an article I just published in the PD Quarterly. The topic is diversity, one of the hardest and most intractable problems affecting the legal profession. What makes this article different is that it is…more
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Family Tree of Some of the Great NYC Law Firms

Holiday down time enabled me to dust off some gems in my home library. Below is a fascinating family tree of the law firms associated with Walter S. Carter. This meticulously drawn chart is an appendix from Otto Koegel's 1954…more
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"Income at KPMG legal up 53 per cent"

That is the headline this morning from the Global Legal Post, a publication that compiles legal news from around the world. The context is the UK, where changes in legal regulations now permit nonlawyers to own and control legal…more
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Less Talk of Disruption, More Talk of Creation

There is a natural tendency in people to lament what is familiar and good but now fading away. We are in one of these cycles in law, largely because law firms and law schools are no longer on the familiar path of smooth and…more
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Lawyers' Contribution to Organizational Behavior

My good friend Bruce MacEwen of Adam Smith Esq. recently ran across a training manual providing instructions on proper behavior within organizations. Bruce thought that some of the advice appeared to be very similar to how law…more
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"PwC expands into legal market"

That's the headline from the Financial Review, a leading Australian business newspaper. The plot is nearly identical to a September post regarding accounting firms in India. See India, Big 4 and Elite Law Firms in Direct…more
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The UK's Apprenticeship Levy -- a helpful reset to the legal labor market?

The Law Society Gazette reports a new apprenticeship levy that will be imposed in 2017 on UK employers with more than £3 million in payroll. The Gazette notes that the levy, which totals .5% of payroll, will sweep in nearly 200…more
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What is the impact of longer hours on lawyer satisfaction?

Every lawyer, law professor, law student, and legal commentator has an opinion on this question. Today we can test our views against actual data. …more
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