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 breaking down some of the latest data on law school clinics and externships provided by the Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education. And Washington University in St. Louis law professor Robert Kuehn helps explain why those opportunities haven’t expanded as much as one might expect in recent years. Next, I’m breaking down some eye-popping donations made in recent weeks to the law schools at UCLA, Duke Law School, USC, Case Western, and Arizona State. Read on and stay safe!