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IU Law Professor Named 2015's Most Influential Person In Legal Education
Updated January 19, 2015 10:16 AM | Filed under: Education
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(BLOOMINGTON) - The National Jurist has named Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor William Henderson as the most influential person in legal education, putting him atop a list of professors, deans and chancellors whose voices and opinions are shaping the way future lawyers are educated and trained.

The rankings appear in the January 2015 edition of the magazine, which reaches more than 100,000 law students and educators.

Henderson, a Val Nolan Faculty Fellow, is no stranger to the list; the same publication ranked him second in both 2013 and 2014. He is a staunch believer in the need for change in the way tomorrow's lawyers are shaped in today's classrooms.

"Firmly in the intellectual category, (Henderson) is nothing if not consistent, speaking strongly for the need of serious reforms due to a changing legal market landscape," the magazine said. "Few have been as committed to analyzing legal education and offering concepts for reform as (Henderson). He's been writing for years, arguing that significant structural changes have changed the legal industry dramatically -- and permanently."

At the Maurer School of Law, Henderson, along with other faculty, introduced in 2009 a first-year course called The Legal Profession, an innovative four-hour required course that covers the ethics, competencies and economics of the legal profession. From 2009 until 2014, he served as director of the law school's Center on the Global Legal Profession.



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