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William D. Henderson

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William Henderson

Stephen F. Burns Professor of Law


Legal Evolution -- Legal Evolution was founded in 2017 by Professor Bill Henderson. It's mission is to provide lawyers, legal educators, and allied professionals with high quality information to solve very difficult industry-specific problems. Much of the research presented in Legal Evolution is grounded in diffusion theory.

Lucy Bassli's New Book (Jan. 5, 2020).

Losing My Cynicism (Jan. 1, 2020).

Dan Currell's Insightful Views Are His Own (Dec. 22, 2019).

Guest Contributor: Anusia Gillespie (Dec. 8, 2019).

Human Capital for One-to-Many Legal Solutions (Nov. 24, 2019).

Special Guest Contributors from the Delta Model Working Group (Nov. 10, 2019).

Guest Contributor: Tim Mohan (Oct. 27, 2019).

Special Post: Dentons Rolls out Project Golden Spike (Oct. 9, 2019).

Become Part of the Solution (Sept. 29, 2019).

IFLP Data Download (Sept. 29, 2019).

General Counsel Stand Up to Improve the Legal Talent Supply Chain (Sept. 29, 2019).

Guest Contributor David Cunningham (Sept. 15, 2019).

Does a Blog Have a Publication Schedule? (Sept. 2, 2019).

Dropping the Rock: Three Examples (Sept. 1, 2019).

American Law Firms in Transition: Trends, Threats and Strategies (Book Review) (Aug. 18, 2019).

Guest Contributor Kenneth Jones (Aug. 4, 2019).

Pyramids, Pancakes, and Rule 5.4 (July 28, 2019).

Guest Contributor Jason Moyse (July 14, 2019).

Is Just-In-Time Training for Lawyers a Good Business? (July 7, 2019).

Leadership, Current and Future (June 30, 2019).

Is Access to Justice a Design Problem? (June 23, 2019).

Scoring Your Innovation (June 16, 2019).

Choosing Leadership: A Workbook (June 9, 2019).

Workplace Transparency, Part II: A Roadmap for Law Firms (with Evan Parker), (May 27, 2019).

Workplace Transparency, Part I: Is It Time to Take Glassdoor Seriously? (with Evan Parker), (May 26, 2019).

New Voices, Fresh Perspectives: Guest Contributor Opportunities (May 12, 2019).

What's the Best Way to Stretch Legal Aid Dollars? (Apr. 28, 2019).

Law Jobs for Humans (Apr. 14, 2019).

Career Study of a Legal Innovator: Robert Meltzer (Mar. 31, 2019).

Elevate's Liam Brown (Mar. 17, 2019).

Regular Contributor Evan Parker (Mar. 3, 2019).

A Theory of Legal Industry Events (Feb. 17, 2019).

Pay-Hours Tradeoff at London Law Firms and Related Existential Issues (Feb. 3, 2019).

Special Post: A+ Team Being Assembled at Baker McKenzie (Jan. 27, 2019).

Introducing Contributor Jason Barnwell (Jan. 20, 2019).

An Update on IFLP (Jan. 6, 2019).

Introducing Contributor Dan Rodriguez (Dec. 23, 2018).

Introducing Guest Contributor Evan Parker (Nov. 25, 2018).

PartnerVine and Last Miler's Club (Nov. 11, 2018).

Two Types of Legal Innovation: Type 0 Substantive Law, Type 1 Service Delivery (Oct. 28, 2018).

I Am a LegalZoom Customer (Oct. 14, 2018).

Can Microsoft Hit "Refresh" on Client-Law Firm Relations? (Sept. 30, 2018).

Our Journey to Big (Sept. 16, 2018).

Legal Evolution's 2018-2019 Publication Schedule (Sept. 3, 2018).

What Signal Are Legal Employers Sending to Legal Education? (Aug. 26, 2018).

Long-Form Content (Aug. 12, 2018).

Four Charts to Better Understand the Class of 2017 (Aug. 5, 2018).

The Failed Storefront Revolution and the Inner Guild in All of Us (July 29, 2018).

Legal Services Landscape Report (July 22, 2018).

Studying Leadership Before the Big Test, Part II (July 15, 2018).

Studying Leadership Before the Big Test, Part I (July 8, 2018).

The Godfather Just Lateraled to a Law Firm (July 1, 2018).

ULX Partners: UnitedLex Develops Solution to Law Firm Innovation Risk (June 17, 2018).

Introducing Contributor Jae Um (May 28, 2018).

Legal Evolution Graphics, Year 1 (May 13, 2018).

Confusing Conversations about Clients (May 6, 2018).

My Long History with Law Firm Scorecards (Apr. 29, 2018).

Legal Academics Grappling with the Future of Legal Ed (Apr. 2, 2018).

Lucy Bassli Shares Her Thought Process Behind Her Major Career Move (Mar. 8, 2018).

The Institute for the Future of Law Practice (Feb. 11, 2018).

Legal Services and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) (Jan. 30, 2018).

Successful Technology Adoption: David Cambria (ADM) and Eric Elfman (Onit) Discuss their Collaboration (Dec. 31, 2017).

"The Lawyer Theory of Value" by Casey Flaherty (Dec. 20, 2017).

Can Intrapreneurship Solve the Innovator's Dilemma? Law Firm Examples (Dec. 2, 2017).

Student Capstone Presentations: Visitors Welcome (Nov. 24, 2017).

The Decline of the PeopleLaw Sector (Nov. 19, 2017).

A Deep Dive into Axiom (Nov. 15, 2017).

"The State of Technology in the Law" Mark Chandler Speech from January 2007 (Nov. 11, 2017).

Consultative Sales and Distribution Channels: How and Why It Matters to Legal Innovation Diffusion (Nov. 6, 2017).

The 2017 Forum on Legal Evolution (Oct. 28, 2017).

A Law School Class on How Innovation Diffuses in the Legal Industry (Oct. 25, 2017).

Currell on Convergence and Preferred Provider Panels (Oct. 10, 2017).

A Successful Legal Change Management Story (Oct. 8, 2017).

"Crossing the Chasm" and the "Hype Cycle", Part III (Sept. 26, 2017).

"Crossing the Chasm" and the "Hype Cycle", Part II (Sept. 22, 2017).

"Crossing the Chasm" and the "Hype Cycle", Part I (Sept. 18, 2017).

Public Event: Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer (Sept. 14, 2017).

Inside the Client's Head: 2017 CLOC Institute Programming (Sept. 1, 2017).

The Legal Services Innovation Index (Aug. 24, 2017).

Change Agents and Opinion Leaders (Aug. 16, 2017).

Honest and Informed Conversations (Aug. 8, 2017).

Legal Operations Skills During Your 1L Summer (Aug. 2, 2017).

Innovation in Organizations, Part III (July 27, 2017).

Innovation in Organizations, Part II (July 23, 2017).

Innovation in Organizations, Part I (July 20, 2017).

Example of Automating Private Placement Documentation (July 13, 2017).

Generalizing about Clients (July 6, 2017).

Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (Book Review) (July 2, 2017).

Fast Versus Slow Innovations (June 21, 2017).

World Class Innovation and Efficiency, Billed by the Hour (June 18, 2017).

Online Dispute Resolution Leader Modria Acquired by Tyler Technologies (June 2, 2017).

Variables Determining the Rate of Adoption of Innovations (May 29, 2017).

Units of Analysis and Adopter Types (May 21, 2017).

Supply of Law Graduates Is Shrinking, But So Is Demand (May 14, 2017).

Six Types of Law Firm Clients (May 9, 2017).

What Is the Rogers Diffusion Curve? (May 8, 2017).

How Much Are Corporations In-Sourcing Legal Services? (May 2, 2017).

A Measure of Overcapacity in Legal Education (May 2, 2017).

What Is Legal Evolution? (May 1, 2017).

The Legal Whiteboard -- The Legal Whiteboard was a member of the Law Professor Blog Network, the nation's only network of legal blogs edited primarily by law professors. It was published from 2012 to 2017.

Thank You for Your Readership (May 3, 2017).

What Is More Important for Lawyers: Where You Go to Law School or What You Learned? (Apr. 30, 2017).

So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much...* (Apr. 27, 2017).

Why Believe in Others (Apr. 26, 2017).

Bi-Modal Distribution: A Picture of the Melting Right Mode (Apr. 25, 2017).

Jerry Organ's First Post Using Enrollment Trend Data to Understand and Prepare for Future (Apr. 23, 2017).

Different Power Rules Apply to Men than to Women (Apr. 22, 2017).

Legal Whiteboard Ceasing Publication (Apr. 17, 2017).

The GRE and the Revised US News Ranking Methodology (Mar. 31, 2017).

Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts for Law Students (and Others) (Sept. 23, 2016).

Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Business (Sept. 14, 2016).

Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock (Sept. 5, 2016).

International Legal Hackers Summit in Brooklyn this Weekend (July 14, 2016).

Student Opportunity to Learn about Agile Legal Project Management (July 12, 2016).

The Connection between Coaching and Mentoring and Great Lawyer Careers -- Sporkin's Kids and other Examples (Mar. 25, 2016).

Solving the Legal Profession's Diversity Problem (Mar. 13, 2016).

Legal Artificial Intelligence: Replacing or Helping Lawyers" (Feb. 21, 2016).

Building the Legal Startup (Jan. 11, 2016)

Family Tree of Some of the Great NYC Law Firms (Dec. 27, 2015).

Income at KPMG Legal Up 53 Per Cent (Dec. 21, 2015).

Less Talk of Disruption, More Talk of Creation (Dec. 12, 2015).

Lawyers' Contribution to Organizational Behavior (Dec. 9, 2015).

PxC Expands into Legal Market (Dec. 3, 2015).

The UK's Apprenticeship Levy -- A Helpful Reset to the Legal Labor Market? (Nov. 29, 2015).

What Is the Impact of Longer Hours on Lawyer Satisfaction? (Nov. 22, 2015).

The Power of Focus (Nov. 15, 2015).

Part IV: Alumni Surveys, The Varied Career Paths of Law School Graduates (Nov. 9, 2015).

Part III: Alumni Surveys, Responses on the Law School Experience (Nov. 4, 2015).

Part II: Alumni Surveys, Pre-Law Characteristics and Motivations (Nov. 2, 2015).

Part I: What Can We Learn by Studying Law School Alumni? A Case Study of One Law School (Nov. 2, 2015).

Is There a Right Way to Respond to the "Law School Debt Crisis" Editorial? (Oct. 25, 2015).

William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law (Sept. 22, 2015).

American Bar Foundation Research Professor (Sept. 22, 2015).

In India, Big 4 and Elite Law Firms in Direct Competition for Highly Lucrative Advisory Work (Sept. 16, 2015).

"In Praise of Law Reviews (And Jargon-Filled, Academic Writing)"  (Sept. 9, 2015).

What's Driving the Demographic Gap between BigLaw Leaders and their CEO/GC Clients? (Sept. 1, 2015).

How Is the Entry-Level Legal Job Market in Australia? (Aug. 6, 2015).

Metrics and Legal Ops Professionals (Aug. 4, 2015).

Legal Analytics to Build Substantive Legal Strategy (Aug. 1, 2015).

"Solicitors 'in Denial' about Threat from Accountants"  (July 29, 2015).

What Is More Important for Lawyers: Where You Go to Law School or What You Learned?: Part II (July 22, 2015).

What Is More Important for Lawyers: Where You Go to Law School or What You Learned?: Part I (July 19, 2015).

Another Example of Using Big Data to Improve Odds of Winning in Court (Apr. 12, 2015).

Igniting Law Teaching Conference (Mar. 18, 2015).

The Early Days of Legal Analytics (Feb. 7, 2015).

Size of the US Legal Market by Type of Client (Jan. 4, 2015).

Prof. Henderson's earlier blog posts from The Legal Whiteboard may be found here.

Empirical Legal Studies Blog -- "Bringing Data and Methods to our Legal Madness"

New Data on BigLaw Contraction: Patterns of Winners & Losers (Nov. 13, 2009).

Funding Opportunity for Litigation Research (Sept. 11, 2009).

Drawing the Rights Lessons from the Bleak Entry-Level Legal Job Market (Sept. 3, 2009).

A Pre-1940 Bibliography of Empirical Legal Studies (Aug. 10, 2009).

Law School 4.0: Are Law Schools Relevant to the Future of Law? (July 2, 2009).

The End of an Era: The Bi-Modal Distribution for the Class of 2008 (June 29, 2009).

Call for Papers for "Law Firm Evolution: Brave New World or Business as Usual? (June 11, 2009).

Invitation to Empirical Workshop at 2009 Annual SEALS Conference (May 18, 2009).

First Signs of a New Equilibrium in Entry-Level Salaries (May 11, 2009).

Henderson's Hierarchy of Blogging (May 8, 2009).

Research Fellow Position -- Center for the Study of the Legal Profession (Feb. 24, 2009).

Conference on Empirical Research on the Legal Profession (Jan. 27, 2009).

Selling BigLaw Short (Dec. 16, 2008).

Indiana Law Receives $35 Million Naming Gift; University Foundation Provides 100% Matching Funds (Dec. 4, 2008).

Effect of "High Score" Rule on Volume of LSAT Repeaters (Dec. 3, 2008).

LSA/ABF/NSF Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program (Dec. 1, 2008).

Research Conference on Access to Civil Justice: Empirical Perspectives (Nov. 15, 2008).

Guest Blogger Joe Doherty (Nov. 12, 2008).

The Globalization of the Legal Profession (Nov. 6, 2008).

Blogging and Tenure (Oct. 31, 2008).

Understanding the Financial Crisis (Oct. 16, 2008).

The Drift Toward Pure Numbers Admissions (Oct. 10, 2008).

Michigan's New Admissions Policy (Sept. 24, 2008).

If Yale Is #1 in U.S. News, Is it the Best Law School? (Sept. 2, 2008).

Law Professor Free Agency and "School-Specific" Capital (Aug. 13, 2008).

Indiana Law: Lateral and Entry Level Positions (Aug. 4, 2008).

Solicitation Letters to Prospective Transfer Students (July 31, 2008).

Class of 2007: A More Extreme Bi-Modal Distribution (July 29, 2008).

Part II: How Most Law Firms Misapply the "Cravath System" (July 29, 2008).

How the "Cravath System" Created the Bi-Modal Distribution (July 18, 2008). 

How Has the Part-Time "Loophole" Affected Part- and Full-time Enrollment? The Data (July 14, 2008). 

Airlines and the Alleged Manipulation in the Oil Markets (July 11, 2008).

Symposium Opportunity: Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics (July 7, 2008).

NU Law Two-Year JD Program, Revisited (July 3, 2008).

Prof. Henderson's earlier blog posts from Empirical Legal Studies Blog may be found here