Teaming Up to Learn in the Doctrinal Classroom

22 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2019 Last revised: 7 Dec 2019

Date Written: October 2, 2019


Team-based learning, as adapted to law school teaching by leading scholars in the field, promises to invigorate doctrinal classrooms and build collaborative problem-solving skills. Strictly implemented, however, the method entails complex structures that may daunt the doctrinal professor and discomfit students. This article offers a modified approach, used by the author in her sports law course, that invites a la carte experimentation to boost active, collaborative learning.

Keywords: team-based learning, collaboration, classroom methods, teaching strategy, pedagogy

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Balsam, Jodi S., Teaming Up to Learn in the Doctrinal Classroom (October 2, 2019). 68 J. Legal Educ. 261 (2019), Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper, No. 622, Available at SSRN: or

Jodi S. Balsam (Contact Author)

Brooklyn Law School ( email )

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