Regular class attendance is important to your success in law school. Law students are expected to attend all regularly scheduled classes as well as make-up classes scheduled during official make-up times. Those students whose absences exceed 25% of the regularly scheduled class meetings including official make-up classes will be administratively withdrawn and receive no credit for the class. Students on academic probation or academic warning may not miss more than 15% of their regularly scheduled classes including official make-up classes. Attendance requirements for weekend and condensed format classes are explained in the description of the class. Any student withdrawn from a lockstep course will be withdrawn from the law school.
To ensure that the law school is in compliance with federal regulations regarding student financial aid, after 14 consecutive days of non-attendance the law school will determine if the student is planning on returning or withdrawing. A student who stops attending classes or withdraws before the end of the semester after 14 consecutive days of non-attendance may be responsible for reimbursing the university for any funds returned to the loan provider by the university on behalf of the student. Questions regarding financial aid should be addressed to the financial aid administrator.
The complete attendance policy can be found in the Student Handbook.
Each student is responsible for maintaining his or her own records of attendance for each class. Students may view their class absences in Howdy. However, the attendance information in Howdy reflects only the current records that have been submitted to the Office of Student Services.
Please remember that unexpected illness, accidents or personal issues may arise during the school year. It is not an excuse to miss classes for no compelling reason and then ask for special consideration if emergencies arise.