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William D. Henderson

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Bloomington, IN, USA

William Henderson (“Bill”) is a Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he teaches courses on the legal profession, project management, business law, and law firm economics. His research, which focuses on the empirical analysis of the legal profession and legal education, has been published in leading law journals and leading publications for practicing lawyers, including The American Lawyer, The ABA Journal, and The National Law Journal. Bill’s observations on the legal market and legal education are also frequently quoted in the mainstream press, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Atlantic Monthly, The Economist, and National Public Radio.

Based on his incisive analysis of the structural changes occurring in the legal profession, Professor Henderson was recently included on the National Law Journal’s list of The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America and the Fastcase 50 for innovation within the legal industry. In 2015 and 2016, he was named the Most Influential Person in Legal Education by The National Jurist magazine, placing second on the list the prior two years. In 2013, he received the 2013 Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Award. In 2011, Henderson won the Lisagor journalism award for his ABA Journal cover story, “Paradigm Shift.” In 2009, Henderson was named a “Legal Rebel” by the ABA Journal in recognition of his influence on legal education and the changing economics and structure of the legal profession.

Henderson has been a member of Indiana University Maurer School of Law faculty since 2003. He also serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Lawyer Metrics, an applied research that focuses on the legal industry. Lawyer Metrics is a tax exempt affiliate of Access Group, a nonprofit membership organization that works to further access, affordability, and value in legal education.


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