Transitions and change for the Law students and the Faculty of Law: Reflections on a four-year undergraduate Law degree – “The Law students’ voices”

Principal Supervisor

Professor Mike McConville, Faculty of Law


2 years

Approved Budget

HK 500,000

  • Project Objectives
  • Description of process, outcomes or deliverable
  • Evaluation
  • Dissemination, diffusion and impact

Project Objectives

This project was designed to collect data to identify the correlation between the Faculty’s teaching philosophy and overall student learning outcomes over the new LLB.

Description of process, outcomes or deliverable

Five sets of film interviews of 11 students were conducted providing a Faculty Manual, The Law Students’ Voices -Diversity and Experience in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, interview transcripts and a set of films.


The thematic approach developed has contributed to Faculty discussions on curriculum development, the learning process, the teaching of ethics and transitional issues from school through University to the workplace.

Dissemination, diffusion and impact

The materials provide a rich data base for discussions on continuous learning development.

Shown at recruitment talks and as part of the Faculty of Law’s Teaching Quality Audit, we have presented our films at the Teaching and Learning Innovation Expos in 2009, 2010 and 2011, at a General Education Seminar and at Staff Seminars. Our findings create the potential for dialogue with other Faculties.