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 discussing a new empirical study by two Mizzou professors about mindfulness in law school and what benefits it can provide to students during the always stressful first semester on campus. Next up is a look at how Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Notre Dame each handled recent visits by controversial government speakers.