Henderson again named ‘most influential’ in legal education

For the second year in a row, Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor William Henderson has been named the most influential person in legal education by National Jurist magazine.

Henderson has been ranked No. 1 or 2 by the magazine since 2013. This year’s rankings will appear in the February 2016 issue of the magazine.

“The National Jurist’s ranking confirms what we in the legal education circle have known for years: that Bill Henderson is one of, if not the most, influential voices in the country when it comes to explaining and understanding changes occurring in large law firms and the legal profession,” said Austen L. Parrish, Maurer School of Law dean and the James H. Rudy Professor of Law. “We are fortunate to have Bill here in Bloomington, where his insight and expertise have been invaluable.”

National Jurist says Henderson “has been long admired for his research and well-reasoned opinions on legal education.”

Henderson told the magazine that he believes there are serious problems with legal education today, but he is impressed by efforts that law schools are making to address the crisis.

“We are trying,” Henderson said. “We’ll get some breakthrough soon. Just don’t expect any early applause.”

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