Socialisation to Interdisciplinary Legal Education: An Empirical Assessment

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Werner Schäfke, Juan A. Mayoral, Martine Stagelund Hvidt

This article provides novel empirical survey evidence on socialization factors leading lecturers to implement interdisciplinary teaching in law. Recent debates on the legal scholarship and higher education legal institutions advocates for the introduction of interdisciplinary approaches to legal studies. Nevertheless, there is still few evidence of how this lecturing philosophy might be affected by the socialization with other disciplines. For that purpose, we analyse the case of external lectures in the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, who covers the majority of the teaching staff in this institution. To explain the adoption of interdisciplinary teaching, we rely on socialization factors connected to their former higher education and socialization in research and multidisciplinary environments.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLaw Teacher
Volume52
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)273–294
Number of pages22
ISSN0306-9400
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Research areas

  • The Faculty of Law - Interdisciplinarity, legal education, sociology of the legal profession
  • Interdisciplinarity, Legal education, Sociology of the legal profession

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