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 running down the bumper crop of lateral faculty hires that the University of Virginia School of Law managed to recruit this cycle. I speak with Dean Risa Goluboff about the school’s hiring strategy and its secret to success. Next up, the University of Maine School of Law is in desperate need of new digs, but not everyone is convinced that it should depart its ugly and outdated campus ASAP. Read on and stay safe!