Aside from being required by the ABA, class attendance is critical to your learning the material in the assigned readings as well as other aspects of the course.
- Preparation will help you learn the materials
- Preparation will make class time and learning more productive for everyone
- Preparation will help class run more smoothly
- Preparation is more fair to your classmates who have prepared
- Preparation is necessary to fulfill the class participation requirement
However, there may be times when you are unprepared, and you should notify me of such times. You should let me know whether:
A. You are not prepared to discuss the readings
B. You are not prepared to discuss anything
I will respect your notification regarding preparation, but excessive lack of preparedness will affect your grade.
I will usually select which students to call on during class, though I may occasionally ask for volunteers.
email me with any questions or concerns you have about class. I will usually not answer questions via email, but will instead address them (anonymously) in class.