Lane, Jackie (2010) Do we deliver on Law student expectations? If not, how can we work to achieve this? In: 45th Annual Conference of the Association of Law Teachers, Legal Education: Making a Difference, 29th - 31st March 2010, Clare College, Cambridge, UK. (Unpublished)
Abstract

Students of higher education, and not just those on law courses, have certain expectations – pre-conceived ideas – about the experience they will have at University. The question posed here is whether there is a disparity between what students expect of us as teachers and the course we provide, and what teachers expect of students? If there is mismatch between student and teacher expectations, how can we try to ensure that reality meets expectation? Achieving this, I would argue, would increase student satisfaction, reduce disappointment and in turn increase teacher satisfaction, knowing that we are meeting the expectations of our students.
This paper is an examination of some of the research conducted on student expectation on law and other courses, and a study carried out at Huddersfield University to find out what student expectations really are.
Finally, a remedial plan is posited to help ensure that student expectations are satisfied.

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