WHAT AILS THE LARGE LAW FIRM? WILL THE REAL FUTUREFIRM PLEASE STAND UP?. JD Supra Research Monograph, Apr. 2014.
SPEED AS A VARIABLE ON LAW SCHOOL EXAMS AND THE LSAT, Newtown, PA: Law School Admissions Council, 2004.
The Changing Economic Geography of Large U.S. Law Firms (with Arthur S. Alderson), 16 JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 1235 (2016). [SSRN]
From Big Law to Lean Law, 38 INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF LAW AND ECONOMICS 5 (2014).
Three Generations of U.S. Lawyers: Generalists, Specialists, Project Managers, 70 MARYLAND LAW REVIEW 373 (2011). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]
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]
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]
The LSAT, Law School Exams, and Meritocracy: The Surprising and Undertheorized Role of Test-Taking Speed, 82 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 975 (2004). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]
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]
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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.
Book Review. Barton, Benjamin H., Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession, 27 LAW AND POLITICS BOOK REVIEW 28 (Feb. 2017).
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]
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Editorials & Commentaries
The Legal Profession's "Last Mile Problem", LAW.COM (July 19, 2017).
Playbook: 5 Strategies of Top Law Firms, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (Jan. 2017).
The Most Prized Lateral of 2015 Wasn't a Partner, THE AMERICAN LAWYER (Feb. 2016).
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).
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).
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).
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 (Feb. 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).
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).
The Bursting of the Pedigree Bubble, 21 NALP BULLETIN 1 (July 2009).
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).
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).
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.
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).
The Institute for the Future of Law Practice (Feb. 11, 2018).
Legal Services and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) (Jan. 30, 2018).
"The Lawyer Theory of Value" by Casey Flaherty (Dec. 20, 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 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).
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).
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).
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).
Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Business (Sept. 14, 2016).
International Legal Hackers Summit in Brooklyn this Weekend (July 14, 2016).
Student Opportunity to Learn about Agile Legal Project Management (July 12, 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).
What Is the Impact of Longer Hours on Lawyer Satisfaction? (Nov. 22, 2015).
The Power of Focus (Nov. 15, 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).
William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law (Sept. 22, 2015).
American Bar Foundation Research Professor (Sept. 22, 2015).
"In Praise of Law Reviews (And Jargon-Filled, Academic Writing)" (Sept. 9, 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).
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).
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).
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).
Conference on Empirical Research on the Legal Profession (Jan. 27, 2009).
Selling BigLaw Short (Dec. 16, 2008).
Effect of "High Score" Rule on Volume of LSAT Repeaters (Dec. 3, 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).
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.