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 highlighting three law students who are kicking butt and taking names on campus, in court, and even in the White House. They hail from the University of Notre Dame School of Law, the University of Virginia School of Law, and the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. And as a bonus, I’m chatting with University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School Dean Darby Dickerson about her rewrite of a popular ”Hamilton” tune to keep her students’ spirits up. Read on and stay safe!