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 )

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

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