William Henderson

Law Professor, Indiana University, Founder & Editor, Legal Evolution

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Professor William Henderson is on the faculty at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he holds the Stephen F. Burns Chair on the Legal Profession. His research focuses primarily on the empirical analysis of the legal profession and has appeared in leading legal journals, including the Stanford Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Texas Law Review. In addition to frequent articles in the legal press, Professor Henderson’s observations on the legal market have been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Atlantic Monthly, and The Economist. Based on his research and public speaking, Professor Henderson was included on the National Law Journal’s list of The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America (complied every ten years). In 2015 and 2016, he was named the Most Influential Person in Legal Education by The National Jurist magazine.

Professor Henderson has participated in several legal innovation initiatives, including the Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP, “i-flip”), an education nonprofit that combines sophisticated training in modern law practice with paid internships for law students; Lawyer Metrics, an applied research company that helps lawyers and law firms use data to make better operational and strategic decisions (acquired by AccessLex in 2015); and Legal Evolution, an online applied research publication focused on successful legal industry innovation.

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