In this paper I describe two research papers that I use when I teach financial auditing. The first paper requires students to critique articles from a practitioner journal and an academic journal. The second paper requires that students interview an accounting practitioner using questions they developed from the first paper. I describe why I believe these papers are an innovation, what their educational benefits are, and how the papers would be easy to adapt by other educational institutions or to other situations. The research papers have been implemented in my auditing classes, and have been well received by my students and interviewees. Excerpts from my syllabus regarding the two papers are included.