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    Re: Concerned about attendance

    Posted by Hmmm on 7/17/09

    ADA reasoable accomodation would require a reasonable accomodation to allow
    you to attend class but accomodating non-attendance is a big streach.

    When I went to law school there was always one day I had no classes. Also it is
    difficult to believe that a city big enough to support a law school doesn't have
    medical care for you.

    On 7/17/09, David wrote:
    > Under the ADA your law school will be required to make a
    > reasonable accommidation to address your medical needs. First
    > you should check the Student Handbook of your law school.
    > There is probably already an established policy. If not,
    > contact the ADA coordinator for the school. Under Federal
    > law, the school is required to have such a person.
    > The ABA has guidelines on attendance requirements but allows
    > for exceptions. If you read Bill Clinton's bio he rarely
    > attended classes his last year at Yale.
    > As to how attendance might impact your grade, it's really up
    > to the professor.
    > On 7/16/09, friend wrote:
    >> On 7/16/09, Stephanie wrote:
    >>> I was accepted to law school and plan to go to a school in
    >>> the fall that's about 4 hours away from home. This would
    >>> normally be no problem, except i'll have to travel home
    >>> either once or twice a month for medical treatment - and
    >>> doctors don't work on saturdays. my previous treatments
    >>> have always been on a wednesday, so it's likely i would be
    >>> missing like wednesday afternoon and possibly thursday
    >>> morning classes, depending on how i felt afterwards, and
    >>> if i was able to drive back. i can obviously arrange a lot
    >>> of treatments for vacations, etc., but im concerned i
    >>> might have to miss 4 or so classes during hte semester.
    >>> What is the attendance policy like in law school? do you
    >>> have to attend every single class? and are professors more
    >>> lenient if you tell them it's for health reasons, and you
    >>> can prove it?
    >> You will not likely be allowed to finish an ABA law school
    >> curriculum if you miss two or more days a month, every
    >> month. Check what the minimum ABA class attendance hours are
    >> per term. If your school fails to adhere to ABA
    >> requirements, they could lose their accreditation.
    >> Explore your options for treatment near the location of your
    >> law school.

    Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Concerned about attendance, 7/16/09, by Stephanie .
  • Re: Concerned about attendance, 7/16/09, by friend.
  • Re: Concerned about attendance, 7/17/09, by David.
  • Re: Concerned about attendance, 7/17/09, by Hmmm.

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