In recent years, a growing chorus of law school critics has argued that legal education is not preparing law students to practice law. Law students themselves clearly sense they need more "transactional skills training," as the practitioners say. A cross-disciplinary course can be a particularly meaningful, realistic way to help students acquire skills. This is important news for law schools as they seek better ways to prepare students for private practice. It might be argued that a cross-disciplinary law and business course requires a team of instructors -- one with a legal background, and the other with a business background -- to competently teach the two groups. Certainly a team approach can work well, especially if the instructors talk through the course far in advance, plan each session together, and complement each other's method in the classroom. While it can demand more of an instructor, it is quite possible to successfully teach a cross-disciplinary course alone.
BRIDGING THE GAPS: HOW CROSS-DISCIPLINARY TRAINING WI
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