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 the role of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in the new Move the Needle initiative to improve diversity in the legal profession. I’ve also got a few thoughts on the long-awaited Dan Markel murder trial, and how the Florida State law professor’s death shook the academy. Will justice be served?