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 recounting the successes and failures of the Association of American Law School’s first-ever online annual meeting, which unfolded over five days last week with about 4,500 people attending. It’s unclear whether legal education’s single-largest yearly event will remain online going forward, but the virtual format offered plenty of benefits and drawbacks.