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 chatting with Meera Deo, Executive Director of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement, about her new 15-year longitudinal study of how students feel about their law school experience. The study breaks down changes in student debt, demographics, career choices and more. Next, I take a look at some new information from the American Bar Association on how many law schools are online, in-person, and in hybrid formats this year. Read on and stay safe!