William Henderson

March 2014

William Henderson 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. In 2012, he was named among the Top 5 Most Influential People in Legal Education by The National Jurist magazine. In 2011, Henderson received 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. Bill speaks to law firms, law schools, and legal organizations all over the country, sharing insights on the future of legal services and the results of his empirical research.

Henderson has been a member of Indiana University Maurer School of Law faculty since 2003, where he serves as the director of the school's Center of the Global Legal Profession. In 2010, Henderson founded Lawyer Metrics, LLC, a company that specializes in the use of data analytics for lawyer development and law firm strategic decision making.

Education and Affiliations
· B.S., Case Western Reserve University
· J.D., University of Chicago
· Director, Center on the Global Legal Profession
· Director, Law Firms Working Group, a joint initiative of the Indiana Law
and the American Bar Foundation
· Research Associate, Law School Survey of Student Engagement