When 3,000 law professors gather in New York in January for the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), they will discuss a number of challenges to the status quo. The challenges include changing the format of law school, encouraging new forms of scholarship, deciding whether to find new ways for law schools to select students and strengthening the pipeline to public services careers. The decisions by law schools during the next few years in response to these discussions may produce deep changes in legal education.