This Article provides a general taxonomy for various types of educational interdisciplinarity. The discussion focuses, however, on what is called crossdisciplinary education, using a particular mathematics-based example to illustrate how crossdisciplinary education can be used to ask law students to (re)examine law as a discipline. The Article considers interdisciplinarity and the legal curriculum in the context of probability and statistics, using the well-known jury discrimination case of Castaneda v. Partida as a case study. The Article concludes with some brief observations on the importance of thinking about law as a discipline. This is the third installment of a work in progress, the goal of which is not so much to construct a definitive portrait of law, as it is to examine what such a construction entails.
Mike Townsend & Thomas Richardson,
Probability and Statistics in the Legal Curriculum: A Case Study in Disciplinary Aspects of Interdisciplinary,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol40/iss3/3