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Henderson, Shepard among most influential in legal education

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National Jurist magazine has named two Indiana University faculty members to its list of the 25 most influential people in legal education.

Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor William D. Henderson has been named the second-most influential person in legal education. This is the second year in a row he’s taken the No. 2 spot on the list. He was cited for his article “A Blueprint for Change,” in which he laid out a course of action for law schools to remain viable in the face of changing market demand.

Randall T. Shepard, former Indiana chief justice, was named No. 21 on the list. He is a distinguished visiting professor in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis, as well as a visiting professor at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

This is the first time Shepard made the list. He was cited for his appointment as chair of the American Bar Association’s Task Force on the Future of Legal Education, which has issued controversial findings on accreditation, financing legal education and the need for innovation and practical skills.

Henderson and Shepard were chosen from more than 80 nominations received from law schools throughout the United States. National Jurist’s editors narrowed the list to 50 nominees, who were then ranked by law school deans and other influential members of the legal community.
 

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