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.

There was lots of news emerging from law schools last week, so I’m offering up an Ahead of Curve Lightning Round today, with quick takes on some of the things that caught my eye. That includes the University of Houston Law Center’s decision to make its longstanding People’s Law School an online-only program. We’re also got the University of Chicago Law School offering a new accelerated J.D./MBA program, which eliminates a full year from the traditional joint degree timeline. I’m also checking in on a trio of deans who are stepping down at the end of the school year, as well as some sizable law school donations that will fund interesting initiatives. Read on!

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