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 University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz about the Sacramento Legal Employers Diversity Collective—a new initiative between the school and 30 local employers that aims to broaden the pipeline into the legal profession and help firms and legal organizations to recruit and retain diverse attorneys. Schwartz spoke with me about the importance of collaborating with employers to realize diversity gains. Next up, I’m checking in on the GRE’s push into the law school admissions scene and where that stands.