07 December 2017

Juan A. Mayoral’s article is forthcoming in The Law Teacher Journal

Title of the article: “Socialisation to Interdisciplinary Legal Education. An Empirical Assessment”.

The article, co-authored by Werner Schäfke & Martine Stagelund Hvidt (WELMA – Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen), 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.