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 bringing you the Ahead of the Curve Lightning Round, with my quick takes on some legal education stories that cropped up in the past week. I’m checking in on the law student movement to get Kirkland & Ellis and other firms to drop mandatory arbitration agreements; Ontario’s decision to nix a new law school; the fallout from the latest pathetic bar pass rates out of California; and more. Read on!