Important Notice to All Students
Students are notified of important information by CWSL e-mail. If your mailbox has exceeded the allowed storage space, these messages are not getting through to you. It is your responsibility to maintain your mailbox and allow new messages to get through. Not only do you need to keep your inbox empty, but your sent box and your trash box as well. If you are having your e-mail forwarded through CWSL to another account, please note that you are still responsible to be accessible through e-mail.
Other forms of notification are the Academic Affairs bulletin board in the northwest corner of the second floor lobby in the 350 building and/or the U.S. mail.
Rescheduling Final Examinations
The deadline for all non-emergency requests for final exam rescheduling for Fall 2016 trimester is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. All requests must be submitted to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs or Vice President of Student Life. Requests will not be accepted after the deadline so please review your exam schedule carefully before the deadline above.
All exam disability accommodation requests should also be submitted to the Office of Student & Diversity Services by Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Please see Student & Diversity Services for any paperwork requirements.
Students are expected to take their exams at the scheduled time. Exams will not be rescheduled to accommodate vacations. Reschedules for other travel, work, or commitments will only be granted in limited circumstances. Students should not make any travel arrangements before receiving approval from the Vice Dean or Vice President of Student Life for a reschedule request.
See Academic Policy 5.04 which states:
Students are required to take final examinations at the regularly scheduled times.
The Vice Dean for Academic Affairs or Vice President of Student Life may reschedule examinations in the case of serious student illness, family death and similar emergency circumstances and as reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Academic Affairs Committee may, upon student petition, reschedule examinations in other compelling personal circumstances. All non-emergency requests for final exam rescheduling or accommodations must be made thirty (30) days prior to the last day of class work.
If a student has two examinations scheduled at the same hour, upon petition one of the examinations may be rescheduled to an available examination period on the same day. If a student has four or more examinations scheduled on two consecutive days, upon petition one examination may be rescheduled to the next available exam period.
Whenever possible, examinations will be rescheduled to a later rather than an earlier date. When an examination has been rescheduled, the professor in his or her sole discretion may give a different or changed examination. All students taking an examination at other than its regularly scheduled time will be required to sign an Honor Code statement certifying that they have obtained no information about the regularly scheduled examination.
For more information, contact Laurie Farid in the Vice Dean's Office.
Keeping Track of Absences
You can now use the student portal to check your absences online under the “My Account” tab.
After reviewing your absences online,
further questions may be submitted to Sandra Geluso in Faculty Support
Services, at SGeluso@cwsl.edu or 619-525-1431.
Please note the attendance policy
4.01 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE: As a
requirement for accreditation of law schools by the American Bar Association,
regular and punctual class attendance is necessary. Each law school has
the burden to demonstrate enforcement of this class attendance
requirement. To fulfill this burden and foster a uniform and fair
standard, the law school requires that students must be present for 80% of the
regularly scheduled sessions or he/she will be automatically withdrawn from the
course by the Registrar.
4.02 ABSENCES: Unless a more
restrictive policy is specified in writing by a professor on or before the
first day of class, the 80% requirement means that a student will be withdrawn
from a course if the student has more than 3 absences, in those classes which
meet once a week; or 5 absences, in those classes which meet twice a week;
or 8 absences, in those classes which meet three times a week. For
purposes of this rule, the reason for the absence is immaterial and there are
no excused absences. In very exceptional circumstances, a student may be
readmitted to class with the permission of the instructor and the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs of Vice President of Student Life.
4.03 ENFORCEMENT: Each
instructor will inform his/her class of the method he/she will use to determine
class attendance. Moreover, each instructor will advise the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs or Vice President of Student Life when a
student has exceeded the permissible number of absences. When a student
has been withdrawn from a course because he/she has exceeded the permissible
number of absences, a grade of F will be recorded on the student’s transcript
for that course. See Section 3.04