William D. Henderson named among most influential by National Jurist magazine

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Two Indiana University faculty members have been named to a list of the 25 most influential people in legal education by National Jurist magazine.

For the second year in a row, the publication has named William D. Henderson, a professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, the second-most influential person in legal education.

Henderson, the Val Nolan Faculty Fellow at the Maurer School of Law and director of the Center on the Global Legal Profession, was cited for an article titled “A Blueprint for Change,” in which he lays out a course of action for law schools to remain viable in the face of changing market demand.

A key element of the blueprint is Henderson’s proposal for a “12 percent solution,” in which about 12 percent of faculty members take the lead in building a competency-based curriculum designed to accelerate the development of skills and behaviors sought by both legal and non-legal employers. The article appeared in Pepperdine Law Review in February 2013.

“Bill’s work has been influential in the development of Indiana Law’s competency-based courses, and we are delighted to see his contributions recognized by National Jurist,” said Austen L. Parrish, Maurer School of Law dean and James H. Rudy Professor of Law.


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