Attendance Policy

Spring 2017 Attendance Policy

Students are required to attend all regularly scheduled class sessions. HUSL faculty and administrators recognize, however, a student might be absent from class because of illness, family responsibilities, other law school-related obligations, e.g. Moot Court competitions, and to a limited extent, job interviews. Notwithstanding these limited circumstances, absence from a regularly scheduled class is strongly discouraged and students are advised to limit the number of absences to the bare minimum possible. To any extent, a student cannot be absent from more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the regularly scheduled class hours for a course. A violation of the attendance policy may result in either academic withdrawal or failure of the class in which the violation occurred. Although the twenty-five percent (25%) rule is established to accommodate necessary absences (generally as noted above), it should not be interpreted as a license to attend only seventy-five percent (75%) of the regularly scheduled class meetings.

Number of regularly scheduled class days per week Total number of regularly scheduled class days 25% of the total number of regularly scheduled class days Minimum number of absences that violate the attendance policy
3 42 11 12
2 29 7 8
1 15 4 5