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 looking at a new survey by Suffolk University Law School that seeks to find out why people with STEM backgrounds decide to go to law school. Next up, I’m checking in on the busy Columbia Law School faculty, which will dispatch three members to testify before lawmakers in Washington in the span of a week. It’s a legal education triple-header.