A few years ago, when Harvard Law School released a report – titled What Courses Should Law Students Take? Harvard’s Largest Employers Weigh In – 124 respondents listed accounting, financial statement analysis and corporate finance.

The lawyer’s role will only become more interdisciplinary in the coming years as the role of business lawyers continues to evolve. Whether it’s accounting and legal, financial and digital, or digital and legal, “the world has become more complex,” says a managing partner at one of the Big Five consulting firms. “Nothing should be looked at in isolation.”

Lexpert contributor Sandra Rubin reports at www.lexpert.ca/globe. Follow @Lexpert on Twitter. Lexpert is published by Thomson Reuters.