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William D. Henderson

Faculty bibliography for Professor Henderson


William Henderson

Stephen F. Burns Professor of Law

Book Review. Barton, Benjamin H., Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession27 LAW AND POLITICS BOOK REVIEW 28 (Feb. 2017).

The Legal Profession's "Last Mile Problem"LAW.COM (July 19, 2017).

Playbook: 5 Strategies of Top Law Firms, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (Jan. 2017).

Talent Systems for Law Firms2017 PD QUARTERLY 5 (Feb. 2017). [SSRN]

The Changing Economic Geography of Large U.S. Law Firms (with Arthur S. Alderson), 16 JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 1235 (2016). [SSRN]

The Market for Recent Law Graduates, in BEYOND ELITE LAW: ACCESS TO CIVIL JUSTICE IN AMERICA (S. Estreicher and J. Radice, Eds.). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

The Most Prized Lateral of 2015 Wasn't a Partner, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (Feb. 2016).

Solving the Legal Profession's Diversity Problem, 2016 PD QUARTERLY 23 (Feb. 2016). [SSRN]

Ten Questions to Ask About Your Firm's Future, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (Jan. 2016).

How to Take Market Share, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (Nov. 2015).

An Rx for Lateral Heartache, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (Feb. 2015).

What the Jobs Are: New Tech, New Client Needs Create a New Field of Legal Operations, 101 ABA JOURNAL 36 (Oct. 2015). [HeinOnline]

Your Firm's Place in the Legal Market (with Evan Parker), THE AMERICAN LAWYER (Dec. 2015).

Book Review. Letting Go of Old Ideas, Harper, Steven J., The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis and Susskind, Richard, Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future, 112 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 1111 (2014). [HeinOnline]

Enduring Hierarchies in American Legal Education (with Olufunmilayo B. Arewa and Andrew P. Morris) 89 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 941 (2014) [HeinOnline]


Human Capital Accounting40 LAW PRACTICE 33 (Sept./Oct. 2014). [HeinOnline]

Living Through a Paradigm Shift, NALP BULLETIN (July 2014).

Of Partners and Peacocks, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (Feb. 2014).

Supercharging Lawyer Development Through Feedback, NALP BULLETIN (June 2014).


A Blueprint for Change, 40 PEPPERDINE LAW REVIEW 461 (2013). [HeinOnline] [SSRN

Playing Not to Lose, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (Mar. 2013).

Question Authority, 22 THE NATIONAL JURIST 22 (Jan. 2013).

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

Successful Lawyer Skills and Behaviors in ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL LAWYER (Paul A. Haskins, Ed.). Chicago: American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism, Center for Professional Responsibility, 2013.

What Every Law Student Needs to Excel as an Attorney: Introducing the Fromm Six, THE NATIONAL JURIST 20 (March, 2013).

Who's Eating Law Firms' Lunch? The Legal Service Providers, Law Schools and New Grads at the Table (with Rachel M. Zahorsky), 99 ABA JOURNAL 32 (Oct. 2013). [HeinOnline]

With All Due Respect, Mr. President, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (online) (Sept. 2013).

Diversity by the Numbers, NALP BULLETIN (July 2012).

The Inferiority Complex of Law Schools, 21 THE NATIONAL JURIST 4 (Mar. 2012).

The Law School Bubble: Federal Loans Inflate College Budgets, but How Long Will that Last if Law Grads Can't Pay Their Bills? (with Rachel M. Zahorsky), 98 ABA JOURNAL 30 (Jan. 2012). [HeinOnline]

Legal Education: Lawyers and Law School Reform (with Andrew P. Morriss), 100 ILLINOIS BAR JOURNAL 414 (Aug. 2012).

More Complex than Greed, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (online) (May 29, 2012).

The Pedigree Problem: Are Law School Ties Choking the Profession? (with Rachel M. Zahorsky), 98 ABA JOURNAL 36 (July 2012). [HeinOnline]

Rise and Fall, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (June 2012).

The Client-Focused Lawyer, 20 THE NATIONAL JURIST 62 (Jan. 2011).

Has the Traditional Law Firm Reached Its High Water Mark?, 20 THE NATIONAL JURIST 4 (2011).

How the Rankings Arms Race Has Undercut Lawyer Morality, 20 THE NATIONAL JURIST 8 (Mar. 2011).

Milbank's Big Bet, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (May 2011).

Paradigm Shift (with Rachel M. Zahorsky), 97 ABA JOURNAL 40 (July 2011).  [HeinOnline]

Seduced by Legal Brands, 21 THE NATIONAL JURIST 4 (Sept. 2011).

Three Generations of U.S. Lawyers: Generalists, Specialists, Project Managers, 70 MARYLAND LAW REVIEW 373 (2011). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Why Hands-On Training Is Not Enough, 21 THE NATIONAL JURIST 4 (Oct. 2011).

The Class of 2009: Recession or Restructuring?, 22 NALP BULLETIN 17 (July 2010).

Law Firm Strategies for Human Capital: Past, Present, Future, in LAW FIRMS, LEGAL CULTURE, AND LEGAL PRACTICE: SPECIAL ISSUE (Austin Sarat, Ed.). Bradford, GBR: Emerald Group Publishing, 2010.

The Bursting of the Pedigree Bubble, 21 NALP BULLETIN 1 (July 2009).

An Empirical Analysis of Lateral Lawyer Trends from 2000 to 2007: The Emerging Equilibrium for Corporate Law Firms (with Leonard Bierman), 22 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF LEGAL ETHICS 1395 (2009). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Legal Education in North Carolina: A Report for Potential Students, Lawmakers, and the Public (with A.P. Morriss). Raleigh, NC: John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, 2008.

The Elastic Tournament: A Second Transformation of the Big Law Firm (with Marc Galanter), 60 STANFORD LAW REVIEW 1867 (2008). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Measuring Outcomes: Post-Graduation Measures of Success in the U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings (with Andrew P. Morriss), 83 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 791 (2008). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

The New Math of Legal Education (with Andrew P. Morriss), 12 THE YOUNG LAWYER 1 (July, 2008).

What Rankings Don’t Say About Costly Choices (with Andrew P. Morriss), THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL (April 14, 2008).

Working Class Judges (with C. Zorn and J.J. Czarnezki), 88 BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 829 (2008). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

The Globalization of the Legal Profession, 14 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 1 (2007). [HeinOnline]

Rank Economics: Law Schools Have No One to Blame but Themselves for the Power of U.S. News Rankings (with Andrew J. Morriss), THE AMERICAN LAWYER 81 (June, 2007).

Book Review. Young Associates in Trouble (with David Zaring), Laird, N., Utterly Monkey, Roosevelt, K., In the Shadow of the Law, 105 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 1087 (2007). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

An Empirical Study of Single-Tier Versus Two-Tier Partnerships in the Am Law 200, 84 NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW 1691 (2006). [HeinOnline]

Student Quality as Measured by LSAT Scores: Migration Patterns in the U.S. News Rankings Era (with Andrew P. Morriss), 81 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 163 (2006). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

From Insull to Enron: Corporate (Re)Regulation After the Rise and Fall of Two Energy Icons (with Richard D. Cudahy), 26 ENERGY LAW JOURNAL 35 (2005). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Book Review. Second Look at the Second City: Chicago Lawyers Changed a lot in 20 Years, Heinz, J., et al., Urban Lawyers: The New Structure of the Bar, LEGAL AFFAIRS (November/December 2005). [Journal Website]

The LSAT, Law School Exams, and Meritocracy: The Surprising and Undertheorized Role of Test-Taking Speed, 82 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 975 (2004). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

SPEED AS A VARIABLE ON LAW SCHOOL EXAMS AND THE LSAT, Newtown, PA: Law School Admissions Council,2004.

Clear Sailing Agreements: A Special Form of Collusion in Class Action Settlements, 77 TULANE LAW REVIEW 813 (2003). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Demography and Desegregation in the Cleveland Public Schools: Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Educational Failure and Success, 26 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY REVIEW OF LAW & SOCIAL CHANGE 457 (2002). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Reconciling the Juridical Links Doctrine with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Article III, Comment, 67 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW REVIEW 1347 (2000). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

In the Zone: How Enterprise Zones Have Promoted Urban Sprawl, 2 ECOCITY CLEVELAND 1 (Dec. 1994).