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 how faculty and clerk hiring has gone remote and the pros and cons that come with interviewing across a computer screen. Some law deans and law firm hiring partners share their thoughts on whether they think the next summer associate cycle—now in January—will be an in-person or online affair. Plus, legal education’s home away from home, the Marriott Wardman Park, is on shaky ground and could close for good.