Welcome back to Ahead of the Curve. I’m Karen Sloan, legal education editor at Law.com, and I’ll be your host for this weekly look at innovation and notable developments in legal education.

This week I’m chatting with BYU Law Dean Gordon Smith about his school’s newlegal corpus linguistics database, which brings a tech spin to legal originalism. Next up is a look at the University of Alabama School of Law’s new name and my two cents on the best way to rename after a big donation. Finally, I’ve got a fun read on the reunification of two stone gargoyles that once graced the roof of the University of Wisconsin Law School