Socialisation to interdisciplinary legal education: an empirical assessment Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2018

start page

  • 273

end page

  • 294


  • 3


  • 52

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0306-9400

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-0353


  • This article provides novel empirical survey evidence on socialisation factors leading lecturers to implement interdisciplinary teaching in law. Recent debates on legal scholarship and higher education legal institutions advocate the introduction of interdisciplinary approaches to legal studies. Nevertheless, there is still little evidence of how this lecturing philosophy might be affected by socialisation with other disciplines. To address this, we analyse the case of external lecturers in the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, who constitute the majority of the teaching staff in this institution. To explain the adoption of interdisciplinary teaching, we rely on socialisation factors connected to their former higher education and socialisation in research and multidisciplinary environments.