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’ve got the rundown on an academic paper that examines cellphone use among law students. Spoiler alert: Many students say they can’t do without their smartphones. Next up, I chat with Stacy Butler, the director of the Innovation for Justice lab at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. She tells me about two new projects the lab has designed to train nonlawyers to assist people facing medical debt collections—which recently gained approval through Utah’s Regulatory Sandbox program.